Logistics Plans, Policy, and Strategic Mobility Division (LP)

Below is a sample of current initiatives the LP organization is working to guarantee a solid logistics capability that supports our Marines’ current and future success on the battlefield. For additional information, please review LP’s individual branch sites accessible via the menu on the right.

As the EGEM team attempts to gain a firmer grip on ground equipment rising costs and decreasing readiness, they have embarked on a process called "Ground Equipment Enterprise --- or G2E." G2E, modelled after Naval Aviation's effort in the early 2000's, is aimed at attaining the right readiness at the right cost at the right time. It seeks to enhance collaboration at the enterprise level with a predominant operating force (OPFOR) focus. This OPFOR focus is intended to get all aimed at supporting those who have to use the ground equipment for contingencies and training. The G2E effort is a culture change as in the past it was "attain the highest possible readiness" while the shift is "attain the highest affordable readiness." G2E is not accepting lower readiness, just altering the processes that have been applied in the past to gain the readiness required to "Fight tonight." The G2E process is starting off by focusing on tanks, then AAVs --- and eventually EGEM will attack the rest of the biggest cost drivers. As with all EGEM initiatives, the focus is to leverage data to drive the enhance decision making.

The best method to build proficiency in Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) is hands-on training via a Mobile Training Suite (MTS). The MTS is a self-sufficient, non-network dependent training system that comes with all items required to establish a training environment in any classroom (24 laptops, server, projector, printer, and all associated cabling). Currently, the Ground Supply and Logistics Operations Schools are the only Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) producing school houses using MTSs to provide students GCSS-MC familiarization training. However, DC, I&L secured funding in FY15 to procure 39 MTS to expand hands-on GCSS-MC training to other logistics focused schools, such as the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School. The delivery of these MTSs is expected to be completed by May 2016.
NexLog is the Marine Corps’ point of contact and advocate for logistics-related innovation. Its mission is to aggressively harvest new ideas for innovative products, processes and polices, and then shepherd the most promising emerging technology projects through the development process. NexLog provides recommendations to the Logistics Advocate, DC, I&L, on how he can best influence and accelerate from concept to capability the adoption of these opportunities.
LP's Logistics, Policies and Strategy Branch - South (LPS) is coordinating the Logistics Combat Element (LCE) portion of the StructureEffort. The future force will be organized to anticipate operational imperatives and improve efficiency in meeting increased demand for ready and relevant forces across the range of military operations. This new force will be able to operate in five domains, leverage Information Warfare, and conduct 21st Century Combined Arms. This effort is currently in Phase II, COA Development, and is expected to conclude in February 2017.
The MC CBA is an integrated enterprise process through which the Marine Corps enterprise conducts capabilities analysis, gap analysis, solutions analysis, and risk analysis for the operating forces, supporting establishment, and Headquarters Marine Corps. The Logistics, Policies and Strategy Branch – South (LPS) of LP currently coordinating and integrating HQMC’s Installations & Logistics (I&L) inputs to the Capabilities Analysis Phase of the MC CBA process. Approved I&L capability requirements and outputs from Marine Corps Force 2025 will be incorporated into the Marine Corps Capabilities List and ultimately into the Marine Corps Enterprise Integration Plan (MCEIP). The MCEIP represents the principal planning document for the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process and upon publication, is transitioned to Marine Corps Force developers and programmers for implementation.
LP's Logistics Plans and Operations Branch reviews and publishes the Marine Corps Bulletin (McBul) 3000, Marine Corps Readiness Reportable Equipment annually. This is a listing of all the reportable and mission essential equipment for the Marine Corps.
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