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Accordingly, the key factors from a logistics standpoint are those which mitigate this risk of fielding an unsupportable and unsustainable vehicle.

First, the JPO mitigated complexity in sustaining MRAP vehicles by using CLS to execute sustainment operations. A combination of manufacturer FSRs, OEM new equipment training (NET) trainers, and organic Service mechanics ensured that vehicle

fielding ensured

occurred on that vehicles

a compressed timeline. remained mission ready,

Co-locating

FSRs with

units in

theater

evident in the

operational

readiness

rate of

the MRAP FOV. FSRs provided units with the expertise needed to enabled unit mechanics to concentrate on other missions such

maintain MRAPs and as maintaining other

equipment or augmenting combat patrols. FSRs was that the JPO was responsible for

The trade-off, however, of the health and well-being of

having co-located those individuals.

In addition to maintenance support, CLS also enabled the sustainment of MRAP vehicles while parts were being provisioned in the defense supply system. OEM supply systems with initial spares packages ensured that parts were readily available and accessible to the warfighter during fielding. As the program transitioned to organic support, established supply chain management companies such as ManTech International and AECOM also ensured the continuous flow of parts to keep the vehicles operational.

A second major factor contributing to the MRAP program success involved providing a common place for learning, also known as MRAP University. This ensured FSRs and select Service members were cross-trained on products from all manufacturers and that key maintainers and operators had the expertise needed to safely operate and maintain the vehicles. This cross-training allowed the JPO to conduct decentralized, simultaneous fielding and fulfill decentralized support requirements.

In conclusion, the key logistics factors again follow the trends prevalent

throughout the MRAP program.

Use of a CLS

normally

sequential

tasks

by

ensuring

sustainment

approach of MRAP

allowed

concurrency in

vehicles

while the DoD

built an organic sustainment capability. MRAP University concurrency in operations by providing a base of knowledge to

contributed to this key personnel while

operators

and

maintainers

adapted

to

the

new

vehicles.

As

before,

however,

the

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