MIL STD- Parts Management

Keywords MIL STD parts management

4.1 Parts Management Program.

A parts management program that meets the objectives of paragraph 1.2 shall be implemented. The comprehensive PMP is the total complex of organizations, processes, and other elements involved in the cradle-to-grave management of parts. It includes choosing, designing, acquiring, stocking, requisitioning, moving, managing, issuing, and using weapon system parts across DoD and industry. When this document is used in conjunction with SD-19, “Life Cycle Cost Savings Through Parts Management,” it outlines parts management needs in contracts, parts management processes for prime contractors, suppliers, and subcontractors. General responsibilities for the contractor are identified below.

4.2 Parts Management Plan. A parts management plan responsive to the request for proposal (RFP) shall be provided. The plan shall address program management, Government participation, and parts selection throughout the system life-cycle. The contractor may include consideration of the concepts addressed in AIAA-R-100 and ANSI/EIA-4899, as well as use the PMAT (see 3.13) for advice and recommendations on parts management plans and processes. The PMAT can also provide advice on the selection and use of preferred standard and commonly used parts. Points of contact for these efforts are identified at The contractor shall work with the AA to implement contract requirements and support the efforts of the program. The selection and application of parts are the responsibility of the contractor whose primary requirement is to meet the performance objectives of the system or equipment.

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1.1 Scope.

This standard provides requirements for the implementation of an effective Parts Management Program (PMP) on Department of Defense (DoD) acquisitions. This document supports acquisition strategies and systems engineering practices. This document also provides performance-based parts management processes and practices which are intended to be adapted to individual program needs and which provide appropriate latitude for innovative approaches and design solutions by the contractors.

1.2 Objectives. The objectives of a PMP are to reduce logistics footprint and total life-cycle cost, and to increase logistics readiness by:

a. Promoting interoperability.
b. Enhancing the interchangeability, reliability, and availability of parts.
c. Minimizing diminishing source impacts and parts obsolescence.
d. Assisting in meeting end item performance.
e. Assisting with parts selection and qualification procedures.
f. Minimizing the proliferation of parts and drawings through standardization.

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