Original Date: 08/10/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Integrated Sustained Maintenance Planning Process
Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Lakehurst developed and implemented an Integrated Sustained Maintenance Planning Process (ISMPP) to help reduce the operations and support expenditures of Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE)/Support Equipment (SE). Prior to the ISMPP, NAWC, Lakehurst had no process to evaluate the actual requirements for maintaining this equipment. Operations and support costs consumed 80% of ALRE’s budget and 60% of SE’s budget, leaving little funding for upgrades to keep up with the rapid advancements in technology. Continued budget reductions compounded this problem even more.
The ISMPP enabled NAWC, Lakehurst to solve its expenditures problem. A team of Fleet operators, maintainers, equipment engineers, logisticians, and a NAWC, Lakehurst facilitator evaluated equipment performance, failure modes and effects, support, and maintainability requirements to determine the actual requirements needed to keep this equipment operational. The analysis results were then entered into the ISMPP system. This PC-based system has the capability to develop detailed revised maintenance requirements based on real needs. Results of the new processes are monitored against a baseline established prior to the implementation of the ISMPP.
NAWC, Lakehurst’s ISMPP has been completely accepted by Fleet personnel and project managers as well as the cognizant field activities. Projected savings are expected to exceed $10 million over the next ten years.
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