Date Signed: 3/28/2016 | MARADMINS Number: 175/16
MARADMINS : 175/16
R 281458Z MAR 16
1.  Purpose.  To re-designate MALSP II to MALSP MOD and clarify supporting lines of effort.  MALSP MOD is an expeditionary demand-pull logistics capability solution that aligns with national defense and security strategies, as well as: the long war concept, Marine Corps vision and strategy 2025, the maritime strategy, the aviation plan, and the aviation logistics (AVLOG) strategy.  
2.  Background.  MALSP II is being re-designated MALSP MOD.  This re-designation will focus the modernization efforts of our legacy MALSP doctrine and synchronize the lines of effort currently in progress.
3.  Objective.  MALSP MOD is an improved expeditionary AVLOG concept that will provide more responsive, scalable, and flexible solutions through properly-sized spares packages while achieving near real time global visibility through an enhanced information technology (IT) and nodal logistics laydown (NLL) supply chain concept.
4.  History:  the current MALSP concept became operational in the 1980s and was revolutionary in standardizing the method of task-organizing aviation supply spare parts, support equipment, mobile facilities, and aviation logistics support personnel.  Additionally, MALSP provided effective operational AVLOG for deployed aviation combat elements (ACE) through Marine Aviation Logistics Squadrons (MALS) that have the ability to support all type/model/series (T/M/S) aircraft of a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
4.a.  Large scale deployments such as Operation Iraqi Freedom displayed both benefits and inefficiencies of the legacy MALSP concept and marked the beginning of the effort to modernize AVLOG doctrine. 
4.a.1.  Per the Functional Requirements Document (FRD) for MALSP II signed by Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation Logistics Support Branch (HQMC AVN ASL) on 07 May 2012, MALSP II was envisioned to deliver the following capabilities to the ACE In support of MAGTF Operations:
(1) Operate in an austere environment
(2) Capability to operate with a reduced footprint forward
(3) Conduct logistics ops from a sea base in support of ops ashore
(4) Rapidly reconstitute aviation logistics capabilities
(5) Rapidly redeploy aviation logistics capabilities
(6) Deploy and sustain scalable task-organized aviation elements across the full range of military operations (ROMO).
4.a.2.  New operational realities also drove the requirement to modernize the AVLOG allowancing methodology.  In September 2013, the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration (DC, CD and I), with guidance from the Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA), released a Warning Order (DTG 271759z Sep 13) for reorganization of Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) Squadrons requiring all VMM Squadrons to be reorganized into detachment capable units no later than Fiscal Year 2017.
5.  Concept of operations:  MALSP MOD merges the above requirements under one umbrella by providing two primary capabilities:
(1) MALSP MOD allowancing
(2) Marine Aviation Logistics Enterprise Information Technology (MAL-EIT)
5.a.  MALSP MOD allowancing reallocates current MALSP package allowances into a more flexible allowance construct and enables the following: 
(1) Supports full complement of Primary Aircraft Authorized (PAA) aircraft assigned to the Marine Aircraft Group (MAG)
(2) Allowances to support site specific “O” and “I” level demands
(3) Agile capability with a properly sized and detachment capable, forward operational footprint
(4) Ability to deploy multiple squadrons and retain adequate supply support for remain behind squadrons
(5) Right-sizes Aviation Consolidated Allowance List (AVCAL) investment without negatively impacting readiness or contingency operations
5.a.1.  As individual T/M/S weapon system planning documents (WSPDS) are updated to reflect MALSP MOD allowancing methodology and AVCAL allowances, legacy MALSP packages will transition to MALSP MOD package nomenclature listed below:
(1) MAG Support Allowance (MSA)
a. Replaces legacy Common Contingency Support Package (CCSP) and peculiar Contingency Support Package (PCSP)
b. “O” and “I” level parts Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRA)/ Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRA) to support aircraft and support equipment Assigned to the MAG
c. Active, reserve, and training squadrons
d. Computed at peacetime utilization rates
e. 90-day endurance period
f. Site specific demand/non-mirror image
(2) I-level Contingency Allowance (ICA)
a. Replaces legacy CCSP and PCSP
b. “I” level parts (SRA / bit piece) to support contingencies    
c. Computed at combat utilization rates
d. 90-day endurance period
e. Site specific demand/non-mirror image
f. Supplements the MSA parts
g. En route Support Base (ESB) support
(3) Fly-in Support Allowance (FSA)
a. Replaces legacy Fly-In Support Package (FISP)
b. “O” level parts to support Fly-In Echelon (FIE)
c. Computed at combat utilization rates
d. 30-day endurance period
e. T/M/S demand/mirror image
f. Protected stock material
g. Depth is greater than legacy FISP
(4) Supplemental Aviation Spares Support (SASS)
a. Supplements MSA, ICA, FSA
b. “O” level parts to support detachments
i. Supports disaggregated ops
ii. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) ashore
iii. Local support pack-ups
iv. Special purpose MAGTFs (SP-MAGTFs)
   c.  Computed at combat utilization rates
   d.  30-day endurance period
   e.  T/M/S demand/mirror image
   f.  Supplements all packages for garrison or contingency ops
(5) Strategic Support Allowance (SSA)
A. Replaces legacy Follow-On Support Package (FOSP)
B. Aggregated parts
i. Low demand/ high cost
ii. Dynamic components with OCONUS airlift and sealift constraints
iii. Seasonal demand
iv. Carcass constrained
5.b.  MAL-EIT is the hardware and software IT solution set that enables MALSP MOD by providing the capability to support supply management, buffer management, decision support, and logistics planning.  MAL-EIT systems are comprised of the Expeditionary Pack-Up Kit (EPUK), Next-Generation Buffer Management System (NGBMS), and Logistics Planning Tool (LPT). 
(1) EPUK is the detached and deployed IT expeditionary requisitioning capability.  It provides issue/stow/receipt, automated data entry into Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS), and near-real-time data exchange with up-line tiered repositories via gateway servers.  NGBMS is an integrated web-based tool developed to manage and monitor both physical and time buffers in near real-time across the MALSP mod demand-pull nodal logistics chains.
(2) LPT identifies initial outfitting of material for deployments, automates container and pallet configuration entries for Time Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD), automates RESP and CSP development, planning, and execution.
5.b.1.  The MAL-EIT suite of software will provide total asset visibility of ACE and logistics consumption demands, inventory levels, materials in transit, and retrograde shipments.  This enhanced capability will enable Marine AVLOG to be transformed from a “push” system that uses historical data to provide rigid fixed packages of material, to a “pull system” of adjustable allowances in which supply buffers are determined and established by near real-time consumption demand signals.  When fully implemented, logistics professionals will tailor and deploy smaller support footprints that readily sustain the force through increased efficiencies and stabilized effectiveness.  Support to the warfighter will be more “dynamic” in nature, responding to immediate changes in demand patterns and replenishment times throughout the spectrums of contingencies.  This will ensure the ACE, MAGTF, Naval, and joint forces are supported across the ROMO.  
5.b.2.  EPUK 2.0 and NGBMS will be fielded in fiscal year (FY) 2016.  LPT development is in work and planned for delivery in FY 2018.
5.c.  HQMC AVN ASL will lead the planning and coordinate the execution of the MALSP MOD allowancing efforts.  Individual T/M/S WSPDS will be updated to reflect MALSP MOD allowancing methodology and AVCAL allowances based upon Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) allowancing schedule.
5.c.1.  The MALSP II project office, located in NAVAIR, will be re-designated as MAL-EIT project office and has the lead in planning, coordination and focus of delivering MAL-EIT to the fleet.
6.  Nodal Logistics Laydown (NLL): AVLOG concept enabled by MALSP MOD allowancing and MAL-EIT strives to reduce the forward deployed footprint and increase supply chain agility at the forward operating bases (FOBs).  This will be accomplished, as required, by employing a NLL that creates a supply chain from the Parent MALS (PMALS), to interim nodes of ESB, Main Operating Bases (MOBs) and FOBs. 
(1) PMALS is responsible for overall buffer management for the entire buffered supply chain.  This will usually be the MALS organic to the ace of a specific MAGTF.
(2) ESB is designed to reduce footprint size in the AOR while maintaining a low time to reliably replenish (TRR) to the FOB.  An ESB will have little or no local demand, however it will receive demand from MOBs and FOBs.  The ESB will be located close to an air transportation hub and can be either CONUS or OCONUS.  The ESB will be established as close as possible to as many FOBs as possible, without sacrificing its survivability.  An ESB may or may not have repair capability.  The necessity for an ESB is scenario-driven based on TRR and in some cases may not be required.
(3) MOB is a permanently manned, well protected position, with robust sea and/or air access.
(4) FOB is a forward base used to support tactical operations.  This logistics footprint in this location should be minimized to only those items required to support operations during the TRR.  TRR is the total time it takes once a part is issued from the supply shelf until it is back on the supply shelf ready for issue.
6.  A.  The NLL design is based on employing interim nodes “buffer sites” laid down geographically based upon the TRR that best supports the deployed aircraft at the distant end of the supply chain.  The nodes will be stood up as appropriate for the operation.
7.  Release authorized by LtGen J. M. Davis, Deputy Commandant for Aviation.//