How to assess your capabilities with a lifelong management plan

Take a specialized approach to your Through Life Capability Management by evaluating your entire organization as one system.

Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) is the process by which you can assess and prioritize the capacity of your equipment and systems for the entire lifespan from purchase to disposal. It is a high-level integrative management function with particular application in the defense context.

Capability management helps organizations to better understand and effectively integrate the enterprise’s total capability or capacity to achieve strategic and current operational objectives. It also develops and delivers solutions aimed at managing the interconnected functions and activities in the strategic and current operational context of the company. The TLCM makes it possible to coherently plan and manage every aspect of new and existing military capabilities across all lines of defense, from cradle to grave. In the military context, TLCM not only evaluates the capability of a single device, the methodology looks at the interdependencies of all aspects of your system’s capabilities, including interoperability, and evaluates your organization and support system as one total system. Capabilities can also be analyzed in terms of Force Structure and the readiness of elements within that Force Structure.

In both the military and commercial contexts, operations and related critical activities play an increasingly important role in guiding and driving business transformation, and today’s asset management requires close consideration of those factors.

Organizations consist of a mix of capabilities that are used in different combinations to achieve results. Within that portfolio, capacity will be transient unless it is managed and maintained over time. Therefore, a typical capability lifecycle includes the needs, requirements, acquisition, in-service, and disposal stages.

Although highly developed management disciplines are present in many military organizations, the concepts, principles and practices of asset management can be easily adapted and used effectively for a wide variety of applications in the strategic and operational management of many other enterprises.

The holistic perspectives in Through Life Capability Management ensure that the most cost-effective, efficient, and comprehensive solutions are made available so that you can meet operational requirements without exceeding budget or compromising capability due to poor planning. This approach helps you create and deliver an effective support plan.

If you decide that you need to evaluate your organizational system, you need a methodology that enables the production of comprehensive and pragmatic Continuous Life Management Plans (TLMPs) in a structured, coherent manner for you.

The approach is flexible and scalable, makes maximum use of existing information and complements an adaptable Through Life Costing (TLC) methodology to generate authoritative TLC forecasts that enable the production of cost profiles, the generation of budget estimates and the investment assessment to make.

Copyright (c) 2014 Stratique Marketing, Design and PR