We provide domain leading Supportability knowledge, skills and experience to support clients or take full responsibility for the delivery of outcomes. Our knowledge, skills and experience provide leadership and resource support – enabling our customers to make more timely and informed evidence based decisions based on sound knowledge of MOD Assurance principles and standards.

Our services are delivered in accordance with Industry and Government best practice, including: DefStan 00-600, ASD Series, DLF, KiD.

Supply chain management

  • Support to MOD operational Supply Chain in the Maritime, Land and Air domains
  • Develop, support and implement best practice Supply Chain Solutions and Supplier selections, ensuring value for money and increased availability
  • Optimise Inventory Management
  • Through life management focused, to include purchasing, repair, and disposal decisions
  • Warehouse Management

Evidence based Support Assurance to latest standards

  • Generate, manage, and maintain an SSDT2 utilising evidence and demonstrable knowledge of SSE21
  • Develop, implement, manage, and maintain a plan to reduce risks and issues found within a support solution report

ILS Acquisition document generation

• Develop, implement, manage, and maintain ILS documentation required during the CADM phases of the CADMID cycle including but not limited to:

– ILS Strategy
– ILS Plan
– ILS Statement of Work
– Initial Supportability Case
– ILS Work breakdown Structure
– Supply Support Plan

Provision of standard ILS Services

• Maintenance Planning / Maintenance Task Analysis
• Support and Test Equipment
• Obsolescence Management
• Facilities and Infrastructure
• Technical Documentation Management / Technical Authouring
• Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation
• Availability, Reliability and Maintainability
• Disposal and Termination
• Supportability Analysis
• Logistic Information Management / IKM

Case studies

The Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) is part of the Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) and consists of four major projects as part of a programme of change. The capability is being introduced to de-risk the inherent danger presented to personnel and equipment whilst carrying out mine hunting tasks both on the surface and submerged. TP Group were tasked with assessing the Initial Support Solution and producing a set of ILS artefacts including a Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Case Report and a Logistic Support Demonstration (Log Demo) Plan for the entire mission system, as well as an Integrated Logistic Support Plan (ILSP) for each of the four equipment projects. A Support Solution Development Tool (SSDT) was also delivered in support of each ILSP, in order to provide a visual representation of the risks associated with each project. This task was successfully conducted and has provided concise ILS support for the deployment to an operational theatre in 2023.
An internal review of Special Projects Multi Air Platforms (SPMAP) Delivery Team’s (DT) documentation highlighted that the department were missing important documentation or in-fact some were not fit for purpose.

tpgroup were contracted to deliver Service Delivery Plans (SDP) for their Non-Signatory Rotary Wing (NSRW) Falkland Island Search and Rescue Service Helicopter (FISARSH) and Fleet Helicopter Support Unit (FHSU). Also required were a pan-portfolio Disposal Plan (DP) and Supply Support Plan (SSP), to include additional capabilities of their Cyprus and Brunei Support Helicopters and the Rotary Wing Command Support Air Transport (RW CSAT) helicopter.

Tpgroup used an Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Defstan 00-600 approved template for these documents, with the additional content of Post-Crash Management Disposal and “Gifting” being added to the DP on the client’s request post the review period.

All documents were compliant to and referenced the suite of Air Safety Regulatory Articles, MAA and CAA Regulatory Publications documentation.
The Ship Submersible Nuclear (Replacement) (SSN(R)) project tasking was to assist the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) in generating an integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Support Strategy, developing Support Requirements and enabling Element Plans to be matured to an appropriate level ensuring that the requirements, as laid down in the DefStan 00-600 and the Support Solution Envelope (SSE21) – Defence’s mandated approach to ILS and Assurance for all projects – was on track and meeting the expectations for PDD into D2L2. Our approach was to gather all the available evidence, under a Government Furnished Information (GFI) request and develop tailored Product Descriptors (PD’s) to evaluate and review relevant GFI provided by the SDA against the backdrop of Assurance.

We provided a reasoned gap analysis against various GFI, the required Assurance standards, GEAR, Defence Standard(s) and the AeroSpace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD) way of working.
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