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Course Overview

This course demonstrates how the timely and tailored application of these issues identifies and manages risk, lowering the acquisition and whole life cost of a project resulting in cost-effective and successful programmes. Examples of the implementation of these essential principles across design, upgrade and off the shelf programmes for both hardware and software together with the varying terminology used within the discipline are considered. Practical exercises are included, focusing on key stages and decision points in a projects life. Relevant standards are discussed including Def-Stan 00-600 and ASD 3000L alongside useful relevant standards and commercial practises. The principles and issues are relevant to defence, aerospace, utilities management, the petro-chem industry and all engineering and process based industry.

Delivery Options:

Open Public Classroom Course: 5 Days

On-site: 5 Days

Is this course for me?

Ideal for Support Engineers, Design Engineers, System Engineers and Reliability Engineers. Also those new to the area of Supportability Engineering and those whose roles interface with this subjects and who need to have a realistic understanding of its significance within a programme.

Supportability, engineering, management, training, courses, ILS, Integrated, Logistics, product, support, analysis, cpd, cilt

This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and contributes to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. 

Course Outline

Module 1:  Systems Engineering Concepts, Supportability and Related Disciplines
Introduces the concepts, theories and philosophies of the LSA process and how it is used to meet the requirements of the ILS organisation for design, upgrade and off the shelf acquisition programmes.

Module 2:  LSA Processes, Tailoring & Standards
Addressing how supportability engineering must be an integral part of systems architecting and systems engineering to achieve User requirements.  

Module 3: Management Planning and Control of the LSA Process
A comprehensive discussion of proven management techniques to assure a successful outcome.

Module 4:  Supportability Objectives and the Identification and Development of Requirements
Discussions and illustration including a delegate exercise, addressing the objectives and requirements definition process and activities which are an essential element of an effective LSA process.
The discussions address the key activities in defining Supportability related requirements and included but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of intended use / capabilities
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Standardization and rationalization
  • Technological opportunities
  • Consolidation of requirements and sensitivity analysis


Modules 5 & 6:  Identification and Evaluation of Alternative Solutions
Discussions and illustrations of how potential compliant and optional solutions are initially identified and eventually selected to provide a preferred solution within the operational and other constraints relevant to the product and its intended use.
Module 7:  Identification & Development of Logistics Support Resources
Discussion complimented with an engineering exercise of how the LSA process can also be used to identify, document and develop the logistics support resources required to support a system during the latter stages of system acquisition. 

Module 8:  Assuring Support Through Life
Discussion of how the LSA process addresses the longer term viability of a Support system and aids in identification and resolution or mitigation of potential long-term support shortfalls.

Module 9: Supportability Assessment
Discussions of the objectives of this part of the process and how it should be considered from a through life perspective.

Course Locations:

Open Public Classroom Course
Allan Webb’s Public Courses are delivered at the Delta by Marriott, Cheltenham Chase,
Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4PB.

If required, and where student numbers justify doing so, the course can be tailored to a specific organisation or industry (whilst retaining all the core elements) and conducted at an individual company’s premises.


Open Public Classroom Course: £1,700 + VAT

On-site: Priced on Request

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Upcoming Courses

Dates: 28th February - 4th March 2022

            12th - 16th September 2022

Location: Cheltenham Chase Hotel

Bespoke Courses

Allan Webb also offers bespoke courses to meet the needs of our clients. If our public course offerings are not quite what you are looking for, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. From mixing and matching modules from existing courses, to arranging on-site or in-house sessions for large groups on a convenient date, Allan Webb works with our clients to ensure that they get the experience that works for them.
Contact: Ruth Warner, Head of Training Sales and Business Development, on +44 1453 824581 or
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