Community for Integrated Logistics/Product Support

Integrated Logistics/Product Support encompasses a broad set of disciplines that support the delivery of Operations, Engineering, Maintenance, Procurement and Supply, and Training Services for complex systems.

In general, ILS plans and directs the identification and development of logistics support and system requirements for complex systems, such as military equipment, aircraft, and such. The objective is to develop complex systems that last longer and require less support, reducing total life cycle costs and increasing investment return. ILS addresses these aspects of supportability during acquisition and throughout the operational life cycle of the system. Key metrics of the impact of ILS are reliability, availability, maintainability, testability, and system safety (RAMS).

The Professional Development College for ILS/IPS will:

a)    Promote the functions and benefits of a structured Integrated Logistics Support program to Australian Defence and Industry
b)    Support members with ongoing learning, professionalisation and development to enhance their ILS skills and knowledge
c)    Advocate for the recognition of the skills and expertise of our members and Integrated Logistics Support disciplines

The College for Integrated Logistics Support acknowledges that several fields within the ILS domain have their learning and development requirements well supported by other ASCI Colleges and professional organisations. The College will monitor those to ensure that members' ongoing learning and development requirements remain addressed and integrated within the context of Integrated Logistics Support.

ASCI Definition of Integrated Logistics/Product Support

Integrated Logistics/Product Support is a set of related disciplines focused on the cost-effective; definition, design, development, delivery, and ongoing operation of a harmonised Support System to specified Products or Product Families.

Continued Professional Development

As part of its role to identify and facilitate ongoing learning/continued professional development opportunities in Integrated Logistics Support, the College has compiled the following CPD offerings:


The College continues developing and maintaining relevant ILS Domain resources for easy access by practitioners and supply chain professionals. These resources may be available in the public domain but are collated in the Resources Library for members' convenience.

These resources include white papers, industry standards, research reports, fact sheets, and similar materials.

These resources are available online in the ASCI Resources Library and can help you stay informed on the best practices and latest developments in Integrated Logistics Support. 

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