Original Date: 08/10/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : NAVPLAN/NAVPRO
In the past, maintenance planning tools, such as Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) software products, were the only methods available to produce maintenance plans (MPs) and provisioning documentation (PD). However, these tools lacked the flexibility needed to operate under the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)-emphasized constraints of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) or non-developmental item (NDI) acquisitions. A flexible, more effective solution was needed to streamline the acquisition process.
Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Lakehurst developed NAVPLAN / NAVPRO under a government and industry partnership as an alternative to LSAR products. NAVPLAN is a PC-based, easy-to-use MP development system used for COTS/NDI acquisitions where limited data is available. As an extension of NAVPLAN, NAVPRO can produce PD (completely compatible with Naval Inventory Control Point requirements) and support material lists (used to determine interim spare and repair parts support requirements). Both systems offer completely transportable documentation via electronic media.
NAVPLAN/NAVPRO uses a Graphical User Interface which allows users to work in a familiar Windows environment. The program’s relational database reduces the input/documentation requirements by 50% while improving the quality and consistency of the plan data. Features such as On-line Help and Advice and Guidance supply additional information to users for plan development. This guidance information can be augmented or tailored to organization-specific needs without requiring any modification to the existing system. NAVPLAN/NAVPRO was specifically designed to operate within the source data and time constraints of COTS/NDI acquisitions.
NAVPLAN/NAVPRO’s technologically advanced software applications have streamlined the maintenance planning procedures; significantly reduced the training and source data requirements; and dramatically increased the user’s quality, consistency and performance. Since its implementation, the program reduced the MPs and PD development times and costs by two-thirds.
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