Military Ground Vehicle & Equipment Total Life Cycle Management

Claxton provides expert level guidance and advice to Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) senior principals engaged in life cycle logistics planning on behalf of the Marine Corps’ equipment fielding managers.

The scope of this support entails policy and process management for execution of the Total Life Cycle Management process across multiple Marine Corps operational elements. Logistics analytical staff engage with stakeholders, including LOGCOM principals and the Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (DC/I&L), to effect the continuing transition of legacy systems and supporting policy to the Global Combat  Support System-Marine Corps’ (GCSS-MC) model, incorporating more cohesive supply chain elements (e.g., improved data sharing, near real-time readiness reporting, total ownership cost (TOC) transparency and the attendant operational policies.

This includes assessing efficiencies at both the program level and within the overarching TLCM framework by analyzing System Operational Effectiveness (SOE) reports through scientific sampling of system metrics such as operational availability (Ao), material availability, logistics response times, maintenance down time, and life cycle cost.

Results are vetted internally with AC/ALPS principals and externally with LOGCOM and DC/I&L staff to assess the Marine Corps’ overall sustainment processes and to ensure that financial management objectives (e.g., Program Objective Memoranda (POM), phasing plans, and obligation rates) are aligned with strategic logistics objectives.

Outputs from this process include policy and procedural guidance to both units and depots regarding TAMCN and stock management, disposal, quarterly readiness reports to senior Marine Corps logistics leadership, quarterly reports to Congress, and monthly readiness briefings to multiple equipment IPTs.