This course is designed for anyone who is preparing to serve on a planning staff or participate in the planning process above wing level. It will provide students with knowledge of National Level Planning Concept, levels of planning, and plan development. Objective: At the end of this course, each student will be able to identify guidance, define roles and responsibilities at planning levels above the wing and understand the concepts of plans development
This online course is presented from the perspective of logisticians preparing to assume their first unit command or leadership position and for other base-level logistics personnel with significant budget duties. It supplements, but does not replace training for additional duty Resource Advisors. It highlights both key fiscal law concepts and important procedural/practical issues unit commanders/leaders typically face.
This online course will provide students with foundational knowledge of Air Force working capital funds. It is designed for logisticians who are preparing to serve in a Working Capital Fund activity or in a role where they will interact with Working Capital Funds frequently.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians. This course will describe Army logistics and how being aware of its functions helps Air Force logisticians better understand our sister Service. We’ll cover how the Army is organized, how it is supported by DLA, and how Army logistics supports operations using the logistics estimate process.
This course is designed for Air Force AF logisticians who are preparing for an assignment serving with the United States Marine Corps USMC or will interface with USMC logistics. The student will become aware of the USMC organization and procedures that will help AF logisticians deploy with, gain support from, and/or support the USMC.
This blended e-Learning course is designed for Air Force logisticians who are preparing to serve in a joint activity or in a role where they will interact with the Naval Supply system frequently. It will provide students with foundational knowledge of the Navy and the Naval Supply system.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians who are preparing for an assignment serving with multinational partners or readying for deployment as an advisor or staff in a multinational environment. The course will provide students with knowledge of multinational operations relationships, multinational logistics concepts, multinational logistics levels of support, and challenges one might encounter in a multinational environment.
This online course can help take some of the guesswork out of how Theater Logistics works. The course will cover topics like theater organizations, joint theater concepts and processes that will help make you a better theater logistician. The course focuses on Core Logistics functions and other topics that will h help you start to prepare your t thinking for the many challenges of a Combatant Command Staff or other similar organization.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians involved in any phase of weapon system sustainment. This course is highly conceptual and will cover the subject from an enterprise perspective, starting with understanding weapon systems as delivery mechanisms for military capabilities and continuing through Enterprise Life Cycle Management, Enterprise Sustainment, and Enterprise Maintenance. A broader understanding of these topics will help Air Force logistics readiness and aircraft maintenance officers develop as professional logisticians.
In this course, we discuss the structure, inputs, and processes of Air Force depot maintenance organizations as well as their operational strategies. A broader understanding of these topics will help Air Force logisticians operate in positions assigned to or supporting depot organizations.
This course is designed for Air Force maintenance and logistics officers and civilian equivalents, as well as SNCO’s who are assuming duties on a MAJCOM logistics staff as an action officer, to better understand and more effectively participate in programming and budgeting processes at that level.
This online course will help students to learn concepts that will enable them to safely and effectivly manage the distribution of materiel. The course is designed to shape day-to- day management of the distribution process, influence possible command policies, and identify the need for constant safety evaluation in Distribution Operations.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians who have recently or are about to assume duties involving leadership of supply and distribution activities associated with aircraft maintenance intermediate repair shops, or management of the shops themselves. Its purpose is to prepare those logisticians to more effectively support Air Force readiness by enhancing their understanding of how and why intermediate repair is incorporated in the logistics and sustainment engineering system. It reviews conceptual foundations of intermediate repair in logistics and sustainment system design, DoD and Air Force implementation policies, theoretical underpinnings of echelon and network approaches, and current Air Force initiatives with respect to integration of Air Force repair efforts.
This course will prepare students in the transition to an assignment that includes responsibilities for supporting, executing, or planning for theater sustainment for a joint force serving with joint partners or readying for deployment as a staff member in a joint environment. The course will provide students with knowledge of key sustainment capabilities that could potentially be provided by the Services and the Defense Logistics Agency DLA in support of theater operations by a joint force.
This online course will prepare you for Air Force Deployment Planning operations and will include topics such as: 1. Systems 2. Tools 3. Policies Upon completion of this course, you will have a broader understanding of deployment planning to help you communicate your plan, collaborate with fellow logisticians, and tackle some of the challenges that you will face as you participate in day-to-day operations.
Prepares logisticians to analyze organizational culture in a production-focused environment, such as focused environment, such as flightlines flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers to a few. This course is for students looking to advance their organization toward production excellence and who want to better understand how organizational culture can contribute to that goal.
Prepares logisticians to analyze organizational culture in a production-focused environment, such as focused environment, such as flightlines flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers to a few. This course is for students looking to advance their organization toward production excellence and who want to better understand how production systems can contribute to that goal.
Prepares logisticians to analyze organizational culture in a production-focused environment, such as focused environment, such as flightlines flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers to a few. This course is for students looking to advance their organization toward production excellence and who want to better understand how achieving alignment can contribute to that goal.
Prepares logisticians to analyze organizational culture in a production-focused environment, such as focused environment, such as flightlines flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers to a few. This course is for students looking to advance their organization toward production excellence and who want to better understand how leading systematically can contribute to that goal.
This course is comprised of five modules. These modules describe logistics, its environment and the four logistics processes of acquisition, distribution, sustainment, and disposition. It is designed for new accessions and new practitioners in the logistics career fields. The course objectives are to provide new accessions and those new to logistics with a basic knowledge of logistics organizations processes and practices to orient new personnel in the logistics career fields and assist them in becoming productive logistics practitioners and to assist new logistics practitioners in understanding basic joint and AF doctrine.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as entry level employees assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Depot maintenance business processes are examined to include Core, 50/50, DSOR, partnering, environmental management, depot maintenance workload process and material support. Also, depot maintenance aircraft, depot maintenance exchangeables and other current depot issues will be discussed. Student centered exercises will emphasize problem analysis, decision making, and forecasting.
In this course, we will discuss the concept, policies, and responsibilities of the LRS Quality Assurance Program contained in AFI 20- 112. Upon completion of this course, each student will understand the standardized method used to evaluate a unit’s compliance with Air Force, command, and local directives/policies. This course fulfills the requirement to qualify as an LRS QA Evaluator.
The course uses a variety of methods to explain and illustrate the relationships and inter-dependencies of logistics to its various components. Informal lectures, case study exercises, student presentations, and small group exercises are used to provide students with an understanding of acquisition, sustainment, distribution, supply chain management, the Air Force’s Enterprise Logistics Strategy and the associated Enterprise Logistics Information Systems, governance, contingency operations, and disposition.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as mid-level managers assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Industrial maintenance management practices, operations, production management principles and analytical techniques are examined for suitability to enhance support of operational and combat forces. This course focuses on contemporary production management techniques to aid managers in problem solving, constraint resolution, decision making and demand forecasting.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as mid-level managers assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Industrial maintenance management practices, operations, production management principles and analytical techniques are examined for suitability to enhance support of operational and combat forces. This course is centered on student focused exercises which emphasize team work, problem analysis, resolution, decision making and forecasting.
Provides base-level aircraft and munitions maintenance managers and logisticians with a survey of concepts and techniques from production operations management and related disciplines, with emphasis on identifying and defining issues, quantitative analysis of alternative courses of action, and effective communication of proposals and related costs and benefits up the chain of command. The course stresses practical application to actual challenges confronting base-level maintenance and logistics managers. Although several mathematical techniques are introduced, the course is specifically designed for managers who may not have any previous math background. Topics include group decision-making dynamics, continuous process improvement methods, capacity requirements planning, general scheduling theory, project management, systems management, basic statistics, and basic reliability and maintainability calculations.
This is a theater logistics-focused course that addresses the roles and responsibilities of logisticians deployed to support the full range of military operations. While this course is being taught through distance learning, it incorporates reading various materials, watching short videos and/or completing short online courses within each of the lessons. Following each lesson are discussion thread topics led by the instructors on the Canvas Learning Management System. Each student is required to respond to a discussion question and engage with their fellow students prior to proceeding to the next lesson objectives.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as upper-level managers assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Foundational concepts of industrial operations management will be discussed to include strategic planning and execution. Students will study current operational methodologies for strategic planning, forecasting and forming a business case analysis. Additionally, project scheduling and post project execution analysis will be explored.
LOG 399 is a 3-week live internet or 3-day in-residence/on-site course offered by the Logistics Management Department, AFIT School of Systems and Logistics and features presentations by guest lectures focusing on strategic logistic concepts and capabilities within the Department of Defense. Emphasis is on strategic sustainment and distribution processes and functions, such as distribution process ownership USTRANSCOM, strategic airlift AMC, and defense commodity management DLA. The course also covers joint and USAF logistics doctrine, the academic perspective on strategic logistics capabilities and concepts, along with strategic logistics issues peculiar to the student audience where the course is held. Participants address logistic concepts, best practices, challenges, and solutions in the strategic environment likely to be faced by USAF logisticians working sustainment issues.
This course will prepare you for strategic leadership positions with a major emphasis on enterprise level logistics competencies. The course will enhance your critical thinking skills about challenges you’ll face in multiple positions as senior logisticians. The course will include a comprehensive analysis of topics such as: 1. Financial management working capital funds. 2. Supply chain management depot maintenance workload sustainment PPBES programming. 3. Life cycle logistics joint logistics planning nuclear enterprise logistics. 4. Other current issues.
The internet based Contract Depot Maintenance Repair Process course is composed of various modules and exercises to demonstrate the contract repair process employed by AFMC and the Air Logistics Complexes ALCs. The Contract Depot Maintenance Repair Process course addresses the objectives of the process, what types of contracts and incentives to use, how the results should be measured and who the responsible parties are for various elements of the process.
The Technology Readiness Assessment TRA Course provides instruction for Scientists and Engineers and Acquisition personnel who may support a formal TRA for a given project. The goals are for the students to understand: 1 when and why they should conduct a TRA. 2 their roles and responsibilities for conducting a TRA, 3 what a program manager within a program office needs to do for planning and supporting required TRAs, and 4 how to plan, conduct and participate on a team performing a TRA.
SYS341 is an intensive 40-hour, instructor-led course that includes eight small-group exercises in which attendees apply principles learned in the class to a representative case study weapon system. SYS341 provides students assigned as Security Control Assessors and Representatives SCA/SCAR, weapon system program office Information System Security Managers ISSM, weapon system engineers, developmental and operational DT/OT testers and Mission Defense Team MDT members with the knowledge required to conduct architectural analyses to identify cybersecurity threats to weapon system designs and to assess and mitigate the cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with those designs. The focus of SYS341 is on weapon systems in the sustainment phase of the system development lifecycle. Course Objective: 1. Know core requirements of cyber risk assessments and authorization packages 2. Assess the cybersecurity mission risk to a weapon system 3. Build an acceptable authorization package
This workshop will take a look at some of the frequent causes of “self- induced” actions that result in lost productivity. Reviewing mistakes frequently made by others should help students recognize when these types of mistakes are happening within their own organization and eliminate them. In many cases, it is very easy to understand when a process is not performing well. What is difficult to understand is why our efforts are sometimes fruitless. It can seem like we are in a vicious cycle and cannot escape. Sometimes the actions taken to resolve problems are like putting water on “smoke,” thinking this is the most effective way to extinguish a “fire.” Taking the right action at the right time is the most effective way to mitigate these undesirable effects and escape a vicious cycle. This workshop is based on The Theory of Constraints.
This workshop will introduce key terminology related to the Theory of Constraints TOC and familiarize students with the five focusing steps as well as basic TOC principles.
This 4-hour live internet based workshop introduces the generations that make up today's Operational Logistics Organizations Maintenance, Logistics Readiness, Aerial Port and discusses the trends for how each prefer to communicate. The workshop will be offered to personnel from a single unit for each offering live on MS Teams. If you would like to host an offering please contact the Course Director Jerry Stonecipher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are required to have a computer with a microphone, preferably a camera, and will be required to test MS Teams access prior to the offering and complete a pre-workshop exercise.
This course provides Airmen with an introduction to foundational principles of the Theory of Constraints TOC. Through a discussion of these principles, the goal of this course is to help students realize that significant improvements to performance can be attained through relatively simple changes in the way we design and manage processes within our organizations. This workshop will be offered as live sessions using Microsoft Teams.
This course addresses some of the fundamental Theory of Constraints TOC tools and techniques used by managers to increase performance within their organization. Topics include a discussion of the Five Focusing Steps, Work-In-Process WIP control, a short introduction to Critical Chain Project Management CCPM, and examples of how these principles have been applied at various bases in the Air Force. The course will be offered on- line using TEAMS in two separate three hour sessions. The purpose of using the real-time teaching tool, TEAMS, is to encourage feedback and interaction between the instructor and the students in the class. The target audience are civilian and military personnel currently working in operational positions at base level e.g. LRS, Maintenance Group, etc. This workshop will be offered as a live session using Microsoft Teams.