Original Date: 08/10/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Integrated Logistic Support Workload Program
Previously, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Lakehurst’s Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) group used an unstructured method to estimate its workload, budget, and associated costs. This method had neither a standard approach nor established time standards for the multitude of tasks needed to perform a thorough ILS review. The result was unreliable workload estimates; sponsor discontent due to the perception of budget overstatements; and no central storage and/or system to determine correlation and status against similar jobs. A standardized workload program was needed.
The ILS group developed the ILS Workload program by assembling a list of applicable tasks required to perform the ILS review; assigning standard work times to each task; and adding an adjustment factor to handle the varying complexities of work. A logic program was created to select the tasks needed for the ILS review based on a particular project’s criteria. Specific functional work areas were also incorporated so that the assignment of tasks, associated times, and costs were an automated process which could be rolled up into a final estimate for a particular project. Managed by the ILS group, the ILS Workload program is stored on a mainframe and is available to personnel through a LAN.
The ILS Workload program has become an important tool for ILS management by providing a single workload estimating method; a central depository of each project’s work requirements; the ability to roll up department workloads; and a detailed task listing system that is defendable to the sponsor. The program also improved the ILS group’s estimating accuracy by 85%.
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