An authoritative exploration of logistics management within the engineering design and development process, this book concentrates on the design, sustaining maintenance and support of systems. Deals with “logistics” from a total systems/life cycle perspective and includes those activities associated with the determination of requirements, the design, development, production, utilization, sustaining maintenance and support, and retirement of systems. Emphasizes the importance of addressing logistics in the early phases of the system life cycle, including: design engineering aspects and design of systems for supportability.