IÇA O DOIS!

AUXÍLIOS COMPUTACIONAIS À LOGÍSTICA

Artigo 45_4                                                                      ano 2012                                                                             VAlte (Ref) Ruy Capetti   

Há muito viemos buscando conhecer certos aplicativos destinados ao auxílio no exercício das atividades logísticas, sempre na certeza de que, ao se estabelecer grandes projetos de obtenção de ativos de defesa, se não "contratarmos para a logística", estaremos fadados ao fracasso, no mínimo ao desperdício e muito retrabalho.

Os caminhos são longos para conseguir conhecimentos e tecnologias modernas, em qualquer área, e depois de muitas tentativas, resolvemos recorrer oficialmente à Marinha do Brasil (já fizeramos anteriormente tentativas extra-oficiais, mas sem êxito) , para ter acesso aos softwares existentes e cujos aplicativos estivessem ao nosso alcance.

Esse artigo é um testemunho desses esforços, que espero, sejam desta vez, bem sucedidos.

 

RIO DE JANEIRO, 7 DE NOVEMBRO DE 2012

AIDE MEMOIRE

CONSIDERANDO QUE:

No processo de obtenção de novos sistemas de armas, o gerenciamento das informações/dados logísticos é muito importante, por várias razões;

Registros dessas informações/dados logísticos devem ser definidos e padronizados na medida do possível (interessam às FFAA, MinDef, Base Industrial de Defesa e demais stakeholders);

Essas informações/dados e muitos relatórios decorrentes, derivam da ANÁLISE DE APOIABILIDADE (ou Análise de Apoio Logístico LSA) e também de outras fontes, como governo, projetos, e são de natureza muito variada, tais como administrativos, técnicos, gerenciais, e ainda originárias de outros tópicos especiais;

São dados e informações que circulam no SISTEMA LOGÍSTICO (SISTEMA que deve ser definido), e muitos dizem respeito ao APOIO LOGÍSTICO (parcela do SISTEMA acima mencionado, a ser definido), outros aos aspectos operacionais, outros de natureza econômica e de desempenho, mas todos, sem exceção, dizem respeito ao CICLO DE VIDA do sistema de armas ou de informações objeto de um programa de obtenção de ativos de defesa;

Trata-se, pois, de um importante tópico no processo de obtenção de sistemas de defesa, qual seja, o GERENCIA-MENTO DAS INFORMAÇÕES LOGÍSTICAS

É PRECISO LEVAR EM CONSIDERAÇÃO:

A necessidade da existência de um PROGRAMA LOGISTICO abrangente desde o início do Projeto de obtenção, que passa pelo seu gerenciamento, gerenciamento da logística, dos riscos envolvidos, trata dos elementos de apoio, de disciplinas e de processos modernos adotados tais como a Engenharia de Sistemas, a Engenharia Logística, a LSA, do planejamento da Logística, dos requisitos de Confiabilidade, Apoiabilidade e Manutenibilidade, dos testes e avaliações logísticas requeridos, etc;

Igualmente, a necessidade e a existência de ferramentas logísticas e recursos disponíveis, tais como software de apoio; a necessidade do gerenciamento da logística (PowerLog-J), e do Custo do Ciclo de Vida do Sistema (LCC);

São esses, acima citados, alguns dos elementos que levam a CONTRATAR PARA A LOGÍSTICA, em quaisquer que sejam os projetos de obtenção;

Existem ainda outros tópicos de natureza especial, dentro do processo de obtenção, tais como os aspectos contratuais e garantias; a existência de software logísticos; a necessidade de considerações logísticas para itens COTS e NDI; para itens cuja produção cessará durante o ciclo de vida, etc.

TENDO EM VISTA ESSES CONSIDERANDOS, TORNA-SE NECESSÁRIO ADOTAR MEDIDAS VISANDO

•  AO ADEQUADO PREPARO DO PESSOAL PARA LIDAR COM A LOGÍSTICA;

•  PROCEDER AS NECESSÁRIAS ADAPTAÇÕES DA LOGÍSTICA PARA ATENDER A NOVA END;

•  CRIAR UMA COMUNIDADE DE LOGÍSTICOS;

•  ANALISAR NOVOS INSTRUMENTOS E FERRAMENTAS DE AUXILIO AO GERENCIA- MENTO DA LOGÍSTICA DE OBTENÇÃO; etc

 

CONCLUSÕES:

1.Opinamos que sejam analisados os software dos seguintes aplicativos, originados do DoD (USA) voltados para o gerenciamento de alguns dos aspetos da Logística:

  1. PowerLog-J (se já existir, indicamos ver. 2.0) e o
  2. CASA .

O primeiro desses aplicaticos auxilia no gerenciamento de um programa de obtenção de um ativo de defesa (sistema) e o segundo trata de registrar e analisar o correspondente custo do ciclo de vida. Maiores detalhes em seguida, e nos sites correlatos.

Um dos interesses imediatos dessa análisa, além de saber as reais aplicações desses programas de computador nos processo de obtenção das nossas Forças Armadas, è conhecer ou identificar o preço do segundo, caso não seja obtido gratuitamente (esta, uma real possibilidade para nossas Forças Armadas, em face dos vários negócios que mantém com o Departamento de Defesa dos EUA.)

DADOS SOBRE OS APLICATIVOS:

A. POWERLOG-J --> The software is free!

Army - PowerLOG-J Acquisition Logistics Support Data System

URL: https://www.logsa.army.mil/alc/powerLOG-J/

Overview:

PowerLOG-J is designed to assist government agencies and their contractors in developing and integrating their supportability analysis data bases. It will load MIL-STD-1388-2B, Department of Defense (DoD) Requirements for a Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR), 2A LSA-036, 2B, LSA-036, and MIL-STD-1552 (PMR) data base formats. The primary purpose of this tool is Acquisition Logistics Data Management. Its sponsor is the U.S. Army Materiel Command (USAMC) Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA). The powerLOG-J is used throughout DOD by Acquisition Program Offices and associated government contractors.

Description:

PowerLOG-J is a Client/Server and stand-alone Data Base Management System (DBMS). It's platform independent and relational database independent. PowerLOG- J satisfies logistics data management requirements including the Logistics Management Information Specification and MIL-STD-1388-2B. Currently, it manages technical data in the packaging, provisioning, task analysis, support equipment, reliability/availability/maintainability, skills, facilities, transportation, and operations and maintenance functional areas. The system includes the following features:

Import/Exports

Service/Command Unique Features:

Can be used by Army, Navy , Air Force, Marine Corps , FAA, NASA, and all government agencies and their contractors.

Current Version: PowerLOG-J Version 1.1 (Released Dec 2004)

Planned Upgrade: Jun 2005

Software Requirements:

Operating Systems: Windows 95, 98, Windows NT, XP, Apple OS X, and LINUX

Fee:

 

The software CASA is free!!!.

NOTA: "CASA is available free of charge to all US personnel within the public and private sectors. This includes all federal, state, and local government agencies and private industry. Regularly scheduled training is provided free of charge in Huntsville, Alabama, and other training and support that requires travel is also available on a case-by-case basis (these generally require travel funding from the requesting agency).

Download CASA

Request from foreign nations for CASA and associated training and technical support are handled through a Foreign Military Sales Case (FMS). Contact the CASA helpdesk for further information ."

  

 

Obtaining The Tool: PowerLOG is available all government agencies and their contractors.

Additional information about powerLOG may be found on the World Wide Web at: https://www.logsa.army.mil/lec/powerlog/ or by contacting the individual(s)/activity listed below.

Alternate Point of Contact (Help Desk):

Phone Number(s):

DSN 645.9847

Comm:(256) 955-9847

Email: logsa.powerlog.help@conus.army.mil

File Last Reviewed: January 6, 2009

 

B. CASA LCC SOFTWARE

Cost Analysis Strategy Assessment (CASA)

Overview: Cost Analysis Strategy Assessment (CASA)

The Cost Analysis Strategy Assessment (CASA) model is a Life Cycle Cost (LCC)/Total Ownership Cost (TOC) decision support tool. CASA can present the total cost of ownership depending on user selections: including RDT&E costs, production costs, and operating/support costs. CASA covers the entire life of the system, from its initial research costs to those associated with yearly maintenance, as well as spares, training costs, and other expenses. CASA uses standard LCC/TOC and logistics equations for the computation of costs and resource requirements. CASA also enables optimization of distribution of spares to be performed. CASA is sponsored by the US Army Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) and is used throughout DOD, other federal and state agencies, and by the Australian Department of Defense.

Description:

The CASA program is a bottom-up, accounting-type model. Besides performing the cost calculations to estimate and sum up LCC, the model contains a number of functions, which automated many of the more routine analysis tasks. It works by taking the data entered, calculating the projected costs, and determining the probabilities of meeting, exceeding, or falling short of any LCC target value. The CASA model offers a variety of strategy options and allows the user to perform sensitivity analysis on all input parameters and observe the effects of such changes.

The CASA program employs approximately 82 algorithms with 190 variables. Only a small number of the inputs are mandatory. Most of the inputs are optional and are subject to tailoring to the analysts' needs. Inputs include: general information (e.g., study life, operating hours), maintenance level information, system production and cost data, system deployment data, system hardware data (e.g., MTBF, MTTR, unit cost), support equipment data, transportation data, training data, failure data, warranty data, inflation and discounting factors.

The CASA program can be to conduct the following types of analyses:

  • -- LCC Estimate
  • -- Trade-off Analyses
  • -- Repair Level Analyses
  • -- Production Rate and Quantity Analyses
  • -- Warranty Analyses
  • -- Spares Provisioning
  • -- Resource Projections
  • -- Risk and Uncertainty Analyses
  • -- Cost Driver Sensitivity Analyses
  • -- Reliability Growth Analyses
  • -- Operational Availability Analyses
  • -- Spares Optimization

Current Version: 8.0 - DoD Functional Classifications Supported:

Program Management

Logistics

Engineering

Systems

Design

Type of Tool:

Analysis

Service/Command Unique Features:

The CASA program is a general purpose LCC analysis model and is applicable to all services, and other government private agencies.

Assessment of Tool:

PROs: The CASA model is a widely used and recognized LCC Model. It is used by all services of DOD (Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines), U.S. Senate, FAA, NASA, Department of Commerce, Department of Transportation, FBI, Department of Agriculture, Colleges/Universities, and state/local government/private agencies, and by the Australian Department of Defense. The model is non service or equipment specific. And can handle a wide variety of "relevant costs." The model is comprehensive but highly tailorable.

Other Users:

The CASA program has approximately 900 user's with the following distribution:

Air Force (includes government/industry): 151

Army (includes government/industry): 352

Navy (includes government/industry): 261

Marines (includes government/industry): 112

Other DOD (includes Coast Guard, OSD, etc): 93

Australian Defense Department: 50

Other (NASA, FAA, Energy, Transportation, Commerce, Senate, Colleges, state/local agencies): 34

Training Requirements:

The CASA program requires no formal training. However, LOGSA provides formal classroom training on CASA on an as requested basis. The training can be conducted at LOGSA or at the user's site. There is computer based training and a demo/tutorial to familiarize users with it functionality.

Hardware Requirements:

Processor: PC Pentium

RAM: 32 MB

Disk: 20 MB

Optimum: Same as above

Additional Hardware Information: N/A

Software Requirements/Specifications:

Operating Systems Supported:

Windows 95/98/2000/NT 4.0 or higher

Development Environment:

Visual C++

COTS Packages Required:

Tool runs in the following modes:

Single-User (Stand-Alone)

Development Status:

Fully Operational, undergoing upgrades/enhancements on a continuous basis

Price: The tool is Government owned. There is no fee for US government organizations,contractors, or for private industries. Foreign requests for CASA must be made through their country's embassy and will be handled under a Foreign Military Case, on a case-by-case basis.

Obtaining the tool: ver NOTA:

Contact: Phil Paschel

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NOTA: "CASA is available free of charge to all US personnel within the public and private sectors. This includes all federal, state, and local government agencies and private industry. Regularly scheduled training is provided free of charge in Huntsville, Alabama, and other training and support that requires travel is also available on a case-by-case basis (these generally require travel funding from the requesting agency).

Download CASA

Request from foreign nations for CASA and associated training and technical support are handled through a Foreign Military Sales Case (FMS). Contact the CASA helpdesk for further information ."