Logistics

Improving Wartime Readiness via Logistics Support

OST’s Logistics Service provides decision support and operational support tools specifically designed to compute and assess wartime requirements. With a focus on meeting performance requirements, OST analyzes the logistics “health” and capability of weapons systems to meet wartime contingencies. Using techniques such as predictive modelling, we forecast future needs while enhancing the management of spares acquisition, parts inventory and maintenance requirements. We are the experts the government has hired to ensure that its software is in compliance with all government and defense regulations, as well as joint architecture and integration goals. Whether it be providing real-time or near-real-time data visibility on cargo movement around the world or reducing aircraft down time, OST’s bottom line is to help our customers meet their mission requirements.

Our logistics and program support services include:

  • Supply Support & Outfitting
  • Maintenance & Readiness Support
  • Life Cycle Solutions & Support
  • Acquisition & Sustainment Program Support
  • Engineering & Technical Support
  • Logistics Program Management & Support
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
  • Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  • Supportability Analysis
  • Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM) Program Management & Analysis
  • Training
  • Logistics Engineering Support

How We Do it

OST uses a Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) approach that measures outcomes in terms of how the system meets desired performance parameters. This is more effective than traditional approaches which measures outcomes by counting things such as number of weapons and platforms repaired or tons of matériel moved. The PBL approach, which is currently being adopted across

the US military, offers huge potential cost savings for customers. To maximize the benefits from PBL, OST uses the Balanced Scorecard approach to determine direction, specific initiative and needed funding, then applies Value Engineering methods such as lean six sigma, predictive modelling and analytics to continuously improve its programs. Furthermore, OST uses communications and organizational change management best practices in order to adapt its recommendations and practices to the customer’s culture in order to positively impact project performance.

OST has streamlined a military customer’s operations to provide real-time or near real-time responsiveness for accurate wartime assessment and requirements planning.