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Ron Giuntini

Ron Giuntini is a subject matter expert (SME) on Performance Based Logistics (PBL), with specific expertise in forecasting the expenditures of the processes employed during the entire product lifecycle maintenance/sustainment stage.  As a SME, he has worked with such organizations as General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, L-3, Flir, DynCorp, Navistar, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, ICx, Oshkosh, Rockwell Collins, Bell Helicopter, US Army, USMC, US Navy, FMC Technologies, DRS and others.  Before becoming an independent consultant, Ron was the Director of Materials Management for a large commercial manufacturer, ran the global service-parts business unit of a business jet OEM and was a management consultant with Booz & Company.  Ron received his MBA from Indiana University at Bloomington, a BA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is certified by APICS as a CPIM.  He is also an Army veteran.  For more on Ron please visit

Virtually all ACAT I weapon systems require a Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Business Case Analysis (BCA) to be performed in order to recommend to the Program Manager (PM) the Product Support Enterprise construct that will provide the Government with the "best value" for efficiently and effectively managing the processes employed during the...Full Article »
In this first part of four parts, you will learn about the Product Support Enterprise (PSE) management of COTS parts during the Post Production Product (P3) lifecycle stage. In the other three parts you will learn about specific COTS parts challenges during the P3 lifecycle stage, such as Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Material Shortages (...Full Article »
The annual cost for the support of air, sea and ground based products is an estimated $130 billion, cited by the 11/2009 DoD Weapon System Acquisition Reform Product Support Assessment (WSARPSA), with an estimated 30 percent expended by the Air Force, 35 percent expended by the Navy, 25 percent expended by the Army and the remaining 10 percent...Full Article »
A paradigm shift is required for the acquisition and product support of COTS configured weapon systems Over the last several years there has been a marked increase in the use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components in configuring new weapon systems. This initiative has been driven by Commanders in-theater requiring the rapid fielding...Full Article »