Logistics Engineering


CDI is a leading provider of acquisition, sustainment, and disposition (lifecycle) logistics support services offering experienced Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) managers and technicians who provide a total support solution to an end item. CDI provides logistics services in support of NAVSEA, NAVAIR, CECOM, WR-ALC acquisition and life cycle support requirements for ships and aircraft and their supporting systems and equipment. Specific capabilities includes, Acquisition and Lifecycle Support, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Reliability and Maintainability, Level of Repair Analysis, Life Cycle Sustainment Management Plans, Configuration Management, Supply Support, Provisioning, Technical Manuals and Publications, Subject Matter Hands-on and Web-based Training, Logistics Support Analyses, Parts and Inventory Management, and Document Content Management. CDI tailors support to fit customers’ needs at any point in the equipment lifecycle with respect to the 10 elements of logistics support shown below.

Design Interface

CDI influences the equipment design to maximize readiness and minimize support resource requirements. Under consideration are items such as Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) goals, Human factors, System Safety and Survivability / Vulnerability requirements.

Maintenance Planning

Early in the acquisition process, CDI assists in establishing the maintenance concepts to achieve, restore, and maintain the operational capability for the life of the system by conducting Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) studies. We also develop hardware and software configuration management plans and databases and determine how all software will be maintained.

Manpower and Personnel

CDI Logisticians identify and acquire personnel with skills and grade required to operate and maintain a system over its lifetime based on related ILS elements and other considerations.

Supply Support

CDI Logisticians identify all management actions, procedures, and techniques necessary to determine requirements to acquire, catalog, receive, store, transfer, issue and dispose of spares, repair parts, and supplies. CDI develops Provisioning Technical Documentation (PTD) including the Provisioning Parts List (PPL), Long Lead Time Items List (LLTIL), and the Interim Support Items List (ISIL). For the Navy, we will provide these reports in Interactive Computer Aided Provisioning System (ICAPS) format.

Support Equipment

CDI Logisticians identify all of the support and test equipment to support the end item to include all equipment, mobile and fixed, required to perform the support functions. Support equipment categories include items such as handling and maintenance equipment, hand and power tools, metrology and measurement devices, calibration equipment, test equipment, automatic test equipment, and Support equipment for on- and off-equipment maintenance. CDI Logisticians also identify all of the support equipment requirements.

Technical Data

CDI technical writers and publication experts develop and update technical publications to support the end item that comprise repair manuals, maintenance manuals, user manuals, and other documents that are used to operate or support the system. CDI offers extensive and in-depth document publication, capture and content management expertise. CDI developed electronic publication technology capability, using a number of Desktop Publishing systems for the development / conversion of electronic system and equipment technical manuals. CDI uses a number of software suites for electronic publication, including ArborText, and AIMSS. CDI continues to be a pioneer in the development, maintenance and management of data, the application XML, and though supporting configuration control and document management databases.

Training and Training Support

CDI Training experts develop an active training program in support of the end item that supports customer requirements for end item field installation, operation and maintenance through the development of interactive courseware. Using AIM II software CDI has developed a host of training deliverable documentation such as Training Materials Data, Test Phase training documentation, Initial Training, Instructional Performance Requirements Document (IPRD) for follow-on training. Subject matter experts also provide class room course instruction on selected end items.

Computer Resources Support

CDI Logisticians identify the facilities, hardware, software, documentation, manpower, and personnel needed to operate and support computer systems and the software within those systems. CDI experts understand the computer resources needed to ensure that planning actions and strategies contained in other logistics support documents such as the ILSP and CRLCMP are complementary and that computer resources support for the operational software, and ATE software, support software, are available where and when needed.

Packaging, Handling, Storage and Transportation (PHST)

CDI Logisticians identify all special provisions, containers, and supplies necessary to support the PHS&T requirements for the end item system. This includes identification of requirements for the preservation, storage handling and transportation of the end item and support equipment including system, spares, and repair parts.


CDI logicians perform a variety of planning activities, all of which are directed toward ensuring that all required permanent, and mobile operating and support facilities use for training, field and depot maintenance, storage, operational, and testing are available concurrently with the end item fielding. Planning is comprehensive and includes the need for new construction as well as modifications to existing facilities. CDI also perform studies to define and establish impacts on life cycle cost, funding requirements, facility locations and improvements, space requirements, utility requirements, environmental impacts, duration or frequency of use, safety and health standards requirements, and security restrictions.

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