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Air Force Materiel Command. Reconstituting the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) (Acquisition) Workforce. Ms. Sherry Ott HQ AFMC/A4 9 May 08. Integrity Service Excellence. Purpose. To inform you on the Air Force Life Cycle Logistics (Acquisition) Workforce reconstitution initiative.
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Air Force Materiel Command Reconstituting the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) (Acquisition) Workforce Ms. Sherry Ott HQ AFMC/A4 9 May 08 Integrity Service Excellence
Purpose To inform you on the Air Force Life Cycle Logistics (Acquisition) Workforce reconstitution initiative
Overview Background Objective Boundary Conditions On-going Workforce Development Efforts A3 Problem Solving Event Events Summary Approved Recommendations
Background AFMC/CA Tasker “The Acquisition Logistics Workforce has eroded: Evaluate the Health of the Acquisition Logistics Workforce & fix it!” Reference: ILA briefing with CA, 12 Oct 07
Objective Develop and “right-size” the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) (Acq) Workforce engaged in system acquisition, with the competencies, skills and management support necessary to translate and design warfighter performance requirements into tailored, affordable, effective product support spanning the entire system life cycle Translating warfighter performance requirements into tailored product support spanning the system life cycle
Boundary Conditions • Focus on 346 series / AFSC 21XX (officer) & 2XXXX (enlisted) personnel involved in logistics planning activities during weapon system / subsystem acquisition without regard to: • Geographic location / Product and Air Logistics Centers • New or fielded system Product Support Competencies Program Management & Planning Product Support Integration Supply Management Maintenance Planning & Management Deployed Distribution / Transportation Manpower, Personnel & Training Requirements Planning Use as template for other LCL competencies
On-going Workforce Development Efforts DoD Logistics Human Capital Strategic (HCS) Plan Integrated Life Cycle Management Product Support (ILCMPS)
AFSO21 A3 LCL (Acq) WorkforceDevelopment Event 19-22 Feb 08 1. Clarify & Validate the Problem 2. Break Down the Problem and Identify Performance Gaps 3. Set Improvement Target 4. Determine Root Cause 5. Develop Countermeasures 6. See Countermeasures Through Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century Playbook 7. Confirm Results and Process (Metrics)
Event Champion: Mr. Tim Dues, HQ AFMC/A4 Event Leader: Ms. Sherry Ott, HQ AFMC/A4A Consultant: Mr. Bill Budden, HQ DLA AFSO21 A3 LCL (Acq) Workforce Development Event 19-22 Feb 08 Attendees AFPC Nancy VanEvera, DPIAA (rep by AF/A4R & AF/A4M) OSD Carol Conrad, ATL Leslie Reed, SCI Others Bill Kobren, DAU Joe Vinskey, AFIT/LSB Sandra Meckley, DLA Bernadette Whitehead, DLA AFMC Marc Caudill (Col), A1X Judy Lloyd, A1DC Jerry Willoughby, A1MC Luanne Handley-Blair, A5P Joan Cole, A5P Brenda Robinson, A4A SAF Michelle Trigg (Lt Col), AQXD Cristie Ditzler-Smith, ACPO Mark VanGilst, IEL Debbie Inman, IEL AF Linda Sny, A4RF Jean Martin, A4MM Product Centers Judy McCoy, ASC/516 AESW Eilanna Price, ASC/77 AESW Charleen Carlson, ASC/AEPL Ed Herger, ESC/AQL Terry Brinston, AAC/EN Logistics Centers Bob Valdez, OC-ALC/747 ACSG Dave Robitaille, OC-ALC/XPQ Jeanette Bonnell, OO-ALC/DPD Joann Berrett, OO-ALC/507 CBSS/CL Janet Tremelling, OO-ALC/558 ACSG Kathy Gochenour, WR-ALC/XP Facilitator: Mr. George Falldine, Simpler
Clarify & Validate the Problem 1 Problem: The LCL (Acq) workforce responsiblefor ensuring supportability: 1. Is not effectively used during system acquisition (most critically prior to Milestone B); and, 2. Is not effectively managed and resourced* to ensure availability of people proficient in the necessary LCL competencies impacting supportability of fielded systems. Impact: Lack of supportability planning and failure to acquire required support can potentially drive up cost and degrade system availability and performance *Resources / Resourced includes workforce facets such as tools, training, skill sets, experience, numbers, locations etc.
Breakdown of Problems 2 4 Problems Identified 10 Problems Identified 7 Problems Identified 26 Problems Identified 7 Problems Identified
Identify Performance Gaps - Examples 2 • Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations & Warfighter Urgent Needs entering inventory without support • Lack of spares and funding when fielded • Inadequate Diminishing Manufacturing Sources / Obsolescence planning • ALCs unable to accept transition of systems due to lack of required planning / resources
Set Improvement Targets 3 • Cost, schedule, performance and supportability valued equally • Active LCL senior champion advocating for LCL • Proficient logisticians in all acquisition phases • LCL Workforce right sized - properly coded • Standard analytical tools
Determine root causes 4 2 Root Causes Identified 4 Root Causes Identified 1 Root Cause Identified 4 Root Causes Identified 2 Root Causes Identified
Team Leads AF/A1, AF/A4, AFMC/A1 SAF/AQ, AF/A4, AFMC/A4 AF/A4, Product Center, ALC Team Members SAF/AQXD, A4 (all), A2/5, Product Centers, ALCs, XRs, XPs, SAF/IE, AFRL, EN, AF/A1, AFMC/A1, DAU, AFIT AF/A4, AF/A8, (AFSO21), Centers, AF/A4/7, AFLMA, SAF/AQXA, SAF/IEL, AF/A4RM, AF/A1, AFMC/A4, AFMC/CCO AF/A1, AF/A4, SAF/AQXD, DP, SAF/IEL, Centers, AFPC, AFRL, AFMC/A2/5, AFMC/A1 Proposed Focus Areas ILCM PS Co-Champions Mrs. Westgate Mr. Aimone HQ AFMC/A4 Integrator
Charter OBJECTIVE: Develop and “right-size” the Life Cycle Logistics (Acq) Workforce engaged in system acquisition, with the competencies, skills and management support necessary to translate and design warfighter performance requirements into tailored, affordable, effective product support spanning the entire system life cycle
CY 08 CY 09 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Events Define / clarify problem, establish boundaries Identify Focus area Leads and team members Develop action plans (to include ROE, timelines, interdependencies metrics, exit criteria) Implement and execute action plans 14 Apr - Brief AFMC/CA Address other LCL PS competencies Jun (Acq) WF Focus Team Kick off 20-22 May LCL (Acq) WF Core Team Mtg May Sign Charter Jul-Sep Focus Team Meetings
Summary • Conducted initial problem solving event (AFSO21 A3) • Defined problem statement, boundaries & proposed focus areas • Developed charter • Right players involved • Way ahead established • AFMC/CA (Mrs. Westgate) & AF/A4/7 (Mr. Aimone) approved IPT recommendations
Approved Recommendations • AFMC/CA & AF/A4/7 co-champion initiative • Approve problem statement: • The Air Force LCL (Acq) Workforce responsiblefor ensuring supportability: • Is not effectively used during system acquisition (most critically prior to Milestone B) and, • Is not effectively managed and resourced to ensure availability of people proficient in the necessary LCL competencies impacting supportability of fielded systems. • Approve boundary conditions: • Focus on 346 series / AFSC 21XX (officer) & 2XXXX (enlisted) personnel involved in logistics planning activities during weapon system / subsystem acquisition without regard to: • Geographic location / Product and Air Logistics Centers • New or fielded system • Concur with focus areas: • Culture & Organization, Policy Processes & Tools, Workforce Development • Formally Charter IPT(s) to continue initiative • Concur this is subset of the ILCM PS Strategy Initiative • Provide funding / resources for initiative • Need to develop compliance & metrics as part of action plans
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5 Develop Countermeasures &See Countermeasures through 6
5 Develop Countermeasures &See Countermeasures through 6
Challenge • Funding for travel (estimate) • Telecons/VTC meetings utilized to maximum extent possible • Additional SME’s as required • Funding for tools/training development based on action plans - TBD • Facilitator support required