Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T)
This element includes resources and procedures to ensure that all equipment and support items are preserved, packaged, packed, marked, handled, transported, and stored properly for short- and long-term requirements. It includes material-handling equipment and packaging, handling and storage requirements, and pre-positioning of material and parts. It also includes preservation and packaging level requirements and storage requirements (for example, sensitive, proprietary, and controlled items). This element includes planning and programming the details associated with movement of the system in its shipping configuration to the ultimate destination via transportation modes and networks available and authorized for use. It further encompasses establishment of critical engineering design parameters and constraints (e.g., width, length, height, component and system rating, and weight) that must be considered during system development. Customs requirements, air shipping requirements, rail shipping requirements, container considerations, special movement precautions, mobility, and transportation asset impact of the shipping mode or the contract shipper must be carefully assessed. PHS&T planning must consider:
- System constraints (such as design specifications, item configuration, and safety precautions for hazardous material)
- Special security requirements
- Geographic and environmental restrictions
- Special handling equipment and procedures
- Impact on spare or repair parts storage requirements
- Emerging PHS&T technologies, methods, or procedures and resource-intensive PHS&T procedures
- Environmental impacts and constraints
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