Military Embedded Systems

Data-mining tool is a highlight at U.S. Navy Sustainment Summit


October 21, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Data-mining tool is a highlight at U.S. Navy Sustainment Summit
Roy Harris, director, Aviation Readiness & Resource Analysis, shares with the attendees the background on the formation of the ILSMS.

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. NAVAIR Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0) held a Sustainment Summit this month to discuss the Naval Aviation shift from procurement to sustainment and modernization.


“There are a lot of initiatives underway within AIR 6.0 to better support our fleet, and we wanted to ensure Program Executive Officers [PEOs], Project Management Aircraft [PMAs], lead engineers, and all our Product Support Managers [PSMs] were aware of them,” says Toni L. Meier, director of Logistics Management Integration (AIR 6.6). “We also wanted to solicit their feedback and determine whether there were areas for improvement and/or any other initiatives they thought we should begin.”

One of the new initiatives was the Integrated Logistics and Support Management System (ILSMS), a data-mining tool that combines 10 years of historical data from 19 databases, reflecting squadron usage, aircraft, supply, cost, and maintenance down to the component level. It then points leadership and analysts to problem areas to proactively target these areas in the future. Though the tool is only available as an installed application on a desktop computer, a web-version will be available by the end of 2016, officials say.

The ILSMS initiative was presented by Audie Dennis, Aviation Logistics and Maintenance Analysis (AIR 6.8.2) division director.

Following are some topics presented at the summit:
•“Readiness: Funding, Challenges and Harmonization,”
•“Sustainment Kill Chain: Triggers, Line of Balance, Effects,”
•“Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Execution (MPS&E) Capability,”
•“ILSMS and Condition Based Maintenance + (CBM+).”


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