U.S. Coast Guard Logistics Transformation Support

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U.S. Coast Guard Logistics Transformation Support

decision analysis partners has supported the logistics transformation of the U.S. Coast Guard as lead technical consultant since 2005.  As part of this major undertaking, dap has provided a range of technical and management support services, including:

Strategic Documents

dap developed the Mission Needs Statement (MNS) and the Business Case Analysis (BCA), which lead to formalizing the Logistics Transformation Program Integration Office (LTPIO).   The research and analysis we conducted on the different USCG logistics models along with our understanding of industry best practices provided the basis for writing the Logistics Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and writing the operational requirements for the future USCG logistics IT system.

coast-guard-heloBusiness Case Analysis

The Business Case Analysis analyzed each USCG community’s (Aviation, Surface, C4IT, Facilities) logistics model by: Identifying discriminating characteristics of each model; comparing the strengths and weaknesses of each model; and determining the scalability and suitability of each model to be adopted by the entire Coast Guard.  We quantified the savings that could be derived by adopting a single logistics model for the entire Coast Guard.  We decomposed the support costs by each ILS element.

Logistics Concept of Operations

In the Logistics CONOP, we incorporated the key principles of an effective and efficient logistics program by establishing the four corner stones of Coast Guard Logistics:  A Coast Guard wide commitment to Configuration Management; a bi-level maintenance program; centralization of delivery of the ten elements of logistics support through Product Lines; and, providing total asset visibility.  In this document, we describe the integration between all elements of capability at both the program management and operational levels.  Within this system every person, asset, system, procedure, facility or material can be traced back to an operational need.


In order to support a common logistics model, the Coast Guard needs a single logistics IT system.  The dap team developed the functional requirements of this system based on standards established by the Federal Government, DOD, and industry best practices.   The scope of this system includes Configuration Management, Maintenance Management, Supply Chain Management, and Technical Data Management.  The dap team possess in depth subject matter expertise in each of theses functional areas, and the integration between them.

Fast Response Cutter (FRC) support requirements

The dap team supporting Coast Guard Logistics (CG-4) determined the supply support requirements for the FRC under the transformed Logistics Model.  Our team developed a supply chain optimization model that integrates the assets’ availability requirements with its planned maintenance schedule, projected lead times for spare parts, and storage and budgetary constraints.  The outcome of this analysis demonstrated that under the transformed logistics model, higher operational availability can be met at a lower cost.


dap improves efficiency & effectiveness by aligning all logistics and procurement models, resulting in potential 24% ROI with $70 M in recurring savings.
The USCG has identified dap as a key architect of its transformation and has relied on its support since the inception of the program in 2005.

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