Work order management, scheduling, material ordering & warehousing, designs/specs: These tasks
above the shop level are not included in the current SCF. A certain amount of coordination, planning and
scheduling inherent in the duties of the trade shop supervisor is included.
In a typical DoD environment such as a DPW, BCE, or PWO office, a particular sustainment task would
progress as follows: A requirement is identified; a work order is generated; the work order goes through an
estimating process; the work is resourced and scheduled. If design effort is required (not typical), it is
scheduled and completed. At the point that the work order is handed to the shop foreman (plumbing,
electrical, etc.) it becomes "sustainment." If the foreman has to supplement the work order with a shop
drawing, that is also sustainment. Drawing materials for the work is sustainment (however, the supply
clerk is not). On-site inspection by the foreman and workers is sustainment. These items are included in
the shop markup rate discussed above.