DAOD 3007-0, Integrated Logistics Support

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Policy Direction
  4. Consequences
  5. Authorities
  6. References

1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2022-03-16

Application: This DAOD is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence (DND employees) and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Supersession: NDHQ Policy Directive P3/87, Integrated Logistics Support Policy, 4 August 1987

Approval Authority: Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (ADM(Mat))

Enquiries: Director Materiel Policy and Procedures (DMPP)

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2. Definitions

available (disponible)

In respect of materiel assurance, refers to defence systems and equipment meeting, from a third line support perspective, the quantity and mix required to prepare and employ multi-purpose forces for CAF requirements. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 696290)

defence system (système de défense)

A system operated by or on behalf of the military. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 46905).

equipment (équipement)

All non-expendable items needed to outfit/equip an individual or organization. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 523)

fit for purpose (adapté à l'usage)

Suitable for its intended purpose within the intended operational environment, concept of operations and concept of support. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 696293)

integrated logistics support (soutien logistique intégré)

The management and technical process through which supportability and logistic support considerations are integrated into the design and taken into account throughout the life cycle of systems/equipment and by which all elements of logistic support are planned, acquired, tested and provided in a timely and cost-effective manner. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 4552)

materiel sustainment (maintien du matériel)

Coordinated activities required to support materiel throughout its service life. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 694822)

serviceable (en bon état de service)

In respect of materiel assurance, refers to defence systems and equipment that, from the perspective of both first line support and second line support, are ready to perform their intended task for the preparation and employment of multi-purpose forces for CAF requirements. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 696296)

support system (système de soutien)

The facilities, materiel, services and personnel that provide support to the operation and maintenance of another system. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 47182)

supportability (supportabilité)

The degree of availability of a support solution necessary for a system to meet its operational requirements. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 696459)

supportability engineering (génie du soutien)

A discipline that applies integrated logistics support principles within a systems engineering framework in order to achieve the design of an optimized and coherent through-life equipment support solution. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 47893)

sustainment business case analysis (analyse de rentabilisation du soutien)

A standardized methodology that guides sustainment teams to develop a flexible, scalable, and principles-based solution for materiel sustainment. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 694823)

system effectiveness (efficacité du système)

A measure of the degree to which a system achieves a set of mission requirements regarded as the product of three factors - namely, readiness, reliability and capability. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 47422)

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3. Policy Direction


3.1 DAOD 1000-4, Policy Framework for Materiel and Asset Management, assigns functional authority for materiel acquisition and support to ADM(Mat). DAOD 3000-0, Materiel Acquisition and Support, requires that the DND and the CAF acquire and support materiel throughout its entire life cycle.

3.2 The DND and the CAF require reliable defence systems that are available and serviceable to accomplish their assigned tasks. This can be accomplished, in part, by integrated logistics support (ILS). ILS ensures that a defence system:

  1. meets mission requirements of readiness;
  2. maximizes operational capabilities; and
  3. is supported throughout its life cycle by an optimized and cost-effective support system.

3.3 ILS applies technical and management processes and activities throughout the life cycle of a defence system in order to achieve desired availability, serviceability and reliability at optimum life cycle cost. ILS uses a unified and iterative approach to:

  1. cause support considerations to influence both requirements and design of a defence system;
  2. define the support solution requirements that are optimally related to the design;
  3. design the required support solution;
  4. implement the required support solution; and
  5. monitor and continuously improve the support system over the life cycle of the defence system.

3.4 Most support systems are a complex range of goods and services provided by the DND and the CAF, other government departments and industry, and these often represent a large percentage of the life cycle cost of a defence system.

3.5 ILS consists of the following twelve functions, known as ILS elements:

  1. logistics-related operations, i.e. packaging, handling, storage and transportation;
  2. maintenance management;
  3. supply support;
  4. product support management;
  5. computer resources;
  6. technical data;
  7. design influence;
  8. sustaining engineering;
  9. facilities and infrastructure;
  10. training and training support;
  11. human resources and personnel; and
  12. support equipment.

Policy Statement

3.6 The DND and the CAF are committed to using ILS to ensure that defence systems are optimized to achieve overall system effectiveness and strategic objectives at an affordable life cycle cost.


3.7 The DND and the CAF must:

  1. consider a defence system as an integrated system from acquisition to disposal;
  2. apply supportability engineering across the full life cycle of a defence system in order to create and manage a cost-effective support solution that contributes to readiness and effectiveness;
  3. manage an ILS life cycle of activities to implement, manage and sustain a support solution;
  4. optimize the use of the support capabilities and capacities of the DND and the CAF, other government departments and industry;
  5. align the support solution to sustainment principles as defined in DAOD 3005-0, Materiel Sustainment, and apply supportability engineering to contribute to the sustainment business case analysis;
  6. conduct ILS activities, integrated with systems engineering and other disciplines, within a system life cycle management framework as set out in DAOD 3033-0, Systems Engineering;
  7. ensure that defence systems and equipment are safe, fit for purpose, available and serviceable, and comply with applicable statutes, regulations, policies, instructions and directives as set out in DAOD 3035-0, Materiel Assurance;
  8. consider supportability, support system resource needs and life cycle costs in trade-off decisions and contract evaluations;
  9. monitor in-service support solution performance, analyze variances and implement continual improvements in order to meet system effectiveness goals and optimize life cycle cost;
  10. collect sufficient data to enable effective analysis of the performance of the defence system (see DAOD 6500-0, Data Management and Analytics (in draft)); and
  11. ensure that support solutions are verified and validated before:
    1.  introducing a new defence system into service;
    2.  modifying an in-service defence system and technology;
    3.  introducing solutions for in-service failures;
    4.  extending the life of an existing defence system;
    5.  using an existing defence system within either a new application or a new environment; or
    6.  changing the support solution or geographical distribution of a defence system.

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4. Consequences


4.1 Should clarification of the policy statement, requirements or authorities set out in this DAOD be required, DND employees and CAF members may seek direction through their channel of communication or chain of command, as appropriate. The anticipated results set out in the policy statement may not be achieved by the DND and the CAF if the requirements specified in this DAOD are not properly implemented. Not achieving the anticipated results could affect the ability of the DND and the CAF to ensure that the CAF is prepared to undertake missions for the protection of Canada and Canadians and the maintenance of international peace and stability.

5. Authorities

Authority Table

5.1 The following table identifies the authorities associated with this DAOD:

The … has or have the authority to …
  • issue ILS policies, orders and directives.
level one advisors with materiel responsibility
  • issue ILS policies, orders and directives, other than DAODs, to meet their operational objectives; and
  • determine operational requirements relevant to the support solutions for their defence systems.
ADM(Mat) directors general with equipment program management responsibilities
  • issue ILS instructions, directives and guidelines relevant to the support solutions for their defence systems.
  • issue ILS policies, procedures, training, guidelines and templates. 

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6. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other References

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