Determining appropriate STE is an integral part of the logistics/LSA
process and is a major factor in overall product development costs.
STE selection both influences and is influenced by product design.
The selected STE must be documented in the technical manuals.
STE use must be included in training.
The selected STE requires certain manpower skill
levels for operation and interpretation of test results.
All this means that STE determination is very important, not only to
logisticians and product designers, but to both contractor and customer
There are several keys to successful STE determination:
Planning and scheduling
Completing the required documentation accurately:
- Provisioning requirements statement
- Support equipment recommendations
- Provisioning technical documentation
- Test requirements documentation
Making the product designer aware of existing,
Applying the logistics/LSA process.