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
occurred on that vehicles
a compressed timeline. remained mission ready,
evident in the
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
approach of MRAP
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