About PSA Training
Product Support Analysis (PSA) training teaches a systems-engineering process to identify resources required to develop the logistical support systems to complete operational and maintenance tasks to maintain equipment.
PSA influences the design of complex systems to reduce ownership costs and finds cost-effective alternatives to maintain systems and equipment.
Applicable industries include, but are not limited to Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Food Processing, Chemical Processing, Mining, Facilities, Weapon Systems, Aerospace, Agriculture, Alternative Energy, Energy Distribution, and Power Generation.
Product Support Analysis (PSA) is the set of detailed tasks used to identify the resources required to develop and sustain a support system for fielded equipment.
Types of PSA Training
PSA training is a cumulative process beginning with an overview introduction for all team members involved in PSA processes and ending in advanced concepts such as proposed values and measurements in Performance Based Logistics agreements. The PSA course offerings reflect the tiered needs of learners at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
PSA 101 • 3 days • Introduction to Product Support Analysis
PSA 102 • 2 days • Prognostics and Health Management
PSA 103 • 2 days • Supportability and Sustainment
PSA 104 • 3 days • Logistics Product Data
PSA 201 • 3 days • Advanced Product Support Analysis Implementation
PSA 301 • 3 days • Supportability Optimization
Benefits of PSA Training
- Understanding of PSA disciplines as they relate to developing effective maintenance programs
- Theory and practical experience needed to implement and perform PSA
- Experience developing effective failure management strategies
- An understanding of PSA’s role within asset management
Who is PSA for?
Intended for anyone who will be involved in performing PSA:
- Fleet/asset managers
- Maintenance planners/managers
- Reliability managers/engineers
- Field service representatives
- Maintenance technicians
- Supportability professionals
History of PSA
PSA (Product Support Analysis) arose from LSA (Logistics Support Analysis) which was codified in 1973 with military standard MIL-STD-1388-1. LSA guidelines were further established in the DoD (Department of Defense) Instruction 5000.2 on major system acquisition procedures and DoD Directive 5000.39 on the acquisition and management of integrated logistic support (ILS) for systems and equipment.
In 1996 after being downgraded from a standard to a best practice, MIL-STD-1388 was canceled and several civilian initiatives took its place.
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) introduced GEIA-STD-0007 in 2007.
Choose Your PSA Training
Introduction to Product Support Analysis
An introductory course designed to provide an understanding of Product Support Analysis (PSA) disciplines as they relate to the five phases of the Defense Acquisition Management System (DoD Instruction 5000). Gain the instruction and practical application needed to apply life cycle management processes to acquired systems, equipment, and high-value physical assets. This course offers an overview, using guidance from the GEIA-STD-0007 and SAE-TA-STD-0017. Intended for anyone who will be involved in performing PSA.
Supportability and Sustainment
An intermediate level course that builds on the knowledge gained in PSA101 (Introduction to Product Support Analysis). Gain the instruction and practical application needed to apply supportability processes to in-service systems, equipment, and high-value physical assets. Intended for logisticians who require a deeper understanding of Supportability and its application to Sustainment.
Logistics Product Data
An intermediate level course designed to provide an understanding of the concepts, principles and current reference standards which guide Product Support Analysis (PSA) and Logistics Product Data (LPD). Intended for experienced logisticians and supportability professionals. Included with this class is a one-year subscription for the Logistics Product Data Planner & Estimator (LPD P&E), a web-enabled software tool that provides an easy to use capability to define the data attributes needed to meet the contractual requirements by acquisition phase and by desired Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) reports.
Advanced Product Support Analysis Implementation
An advanced level course designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts, principles, and benefits of Product Support Analysis (PSA) throughout the life cycle. Learn how to optimize the mix of product support resources for optimization of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Students will also learn to articulate the Business Case to support decisions made during the Product Support Analysis process. Intended for experienced logisticians and supportability professionals.
An advanced level course designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts, principles, and benefits of Product Support Analysis (PSA) in terms of measurement and application to Performance-Based Logistics. Learn how to measure Supportability, influence performance, and cost through selection of the Product Support Elements and Optimize Performance and Cost simultaneously. Intended for highly experienced logisticians and supportability professionals.
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