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As defined in the standard: MILSTD-1369, “Integrated Logistics Support is the set of elements necessary to ensure the effective and economical support of a system or equipment at all levels of maintenance for which its life cycle has been scheduled. In practical terms, the ILS includes consideration of all these elements during the process of system engineering / design, analysis procedures and documentation of these considerations, and the planning process for the purchase of these items in a timely manner.”

The main disciplines in which the ILs is diversified are: Provisioning, Staffing Requirements, Technical Documentation Services, Infrastructures, Training and Education, Plan Maintenance and Support Teams.

The objectives of the Integrated Logistic Support seek to achieve the following:

  • Optimizing life cycle cost.
  • Increase system availability.
  • Increase security in operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the system’s mission.

And all this through a comprehensive analysis of the team (its composition and structure, the intrinsic relationship between its subsystems and components, …) and the operating environment in which it will develop its activity (temperature, humidity, access areas, disassembly areas, etc) [general plans] as well as the study of the logistical needs generated by the operation of the system itself [Partial plans] so that you can give the support required throughout the entire life cycle planned.

  • CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT: updating information of system configuration; traceability of changes in the system; event log and motivations of these changes, operating parameters of each component…

    • HBS. Hierarchical decomposition of the system to its minimum serviceable components, knowledge of the structure of the equipment / system…
    • FMECA. Detection of failure modes, effects and causes. Classification of these failures by criticality. Identification of critical areas of the system.
    • RCM – LORA. Redesign of the critical areas of the system and / or assignment of maintenance tasks which palliate expected faults, assigning those predictive maintenance tasks that take into account the health of the team at all times. Assigning tasks to different levels of maintenance existing..
    • ATM. First Maintenance Plan, associated workloads, first forecast the needs of spare parts, tools and consumables.
  • ARM. Estimation of Availability, Reliability and Maintainability of the system. Can also be included, the Supportability and Safety as complementary studies.
  • LIFE CYCLE COST. Calculation of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of the system and identification of the involvement of each of the phases that compose it.
  • OBSOLESCENCE MANAGEMENT. Forecast of the way of ‘aging’ of the system, planning system upgrades, minimizing lifecycle costs, mitigating the risks associated with upgrades, disassembly and dismantling of the system.


  • MAINTENANCE PLAN. One of the bases of a support of the system during its life, is an appropriate maintenance plan. Is necessary to develop a maintenance program and describe each of the tasks provided with all information necessary to carry it out: timing, staff responsible for its implementation, resources, information and complementary diagrams.
  • PROCUREMENT. There must be defined spare parts, tools, accessories and consumables (duly cataloged and coded) of the initial logistical support and enable the delivery of basic management data to enable acquisition of different support resources throughout the life of the system.
  • SUPPORT AND TEST EQUIPMENT. It identify and define the equipment and testing, duly cataloged and coded, and delivery their documentation, their data management, their maintenance plans and calibration data.


    • Profiles work required for each level maintenance.
    • Development of training plans needed.
  • SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURES AND FACILITIES. Support facilities include all facilities required to integrate, operate and maintain the system. This plan also includes the infrastructures necessary for storage of tools and test and support equipment, and facilities defined for the training plan are also included.
  • PACKAGING, HANDLING, STORAGE AND TRANSPORT. Through this plan are established the protection needs and the protocols that is necessary to follow to ensure the integrity of the team during the following phases:
    • Preparation for transport from the facilities of the supplier or manufacturer of the equipment.
    • Transportation of the equipment to the facilities where the assembly of the complex system will be made.
    • Installation Precautions.
    • Packaging and protection till the start of the system.