ARMY - DA PAM 700-127
Integrated Product Support Procedures
|Publication Date:||8 October 2014|
Applicability. This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to all pers onne linvolved in acquisition of new, product improved, or displaced materiel and software developed, acquired, or used by the Army.
This pamphlet supports the Army's implementation of performance-based life cycle product support, including performance- based logistics, and provides implementing guidance for planning, developing, acquiring and sustaining welldefined performance-based product support strategies (PBPSS) that meet the Soldier's requirements for Army materiel and software throughout its life cycle. Army Regulation (AR) 700-127 provides policies and requirements for integrated product support (IPS). This pamphlet should be used in conjunction with AR 700-127 to ensure consistent application of Army policy when developing and implementing a PBPSS for materiel and software. This pamphlet guides implementation of PBPSS requirements; describes the process that the materiel developer (MATDEV) will use to develop and integrate a PBPSS consistent with the system engineering process; identifies the framework (12 IPS elements) used to develop the PBPSS; describes the product support manager's (PSM) role and relationships with stakeholders in developing and executing the PBPSS; defines metrics to measure the product support system performance; and stresses the importance of ensuring that contract requirements are accurately identified and included in solicitations and contracts.