Original Date: 03/01/1993
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Resource Planning Improvements
The Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP), Jacksonville Production Engineering and Planning Division is implementing a master planning and scheduling system called Resource Planning Improvements 1 (RPI-1). RPI-1 is uniquely designed to meet the needs of NADEP, Jacksonville rather than implementing the standard MRP-2 system adopted in most manufacturing environments. NADEP, Jacksonville elected not to go with MRP-2 because of the time and expense required for implementation. Also, MRP-2 is manufacturing-oriented, and only a small percentage of NADEP, Jacksonville’s effort is actual manufacturing. RPI-1 was selected because implementation could be achieved in FY 93 to improve productivity, reduce management cost, assist with major competitions, and help ensure survival.
The goal of RPI-1 is to place into operation a real time master scheduling system, master planning system, master management system, and target work force structure system. The system will encompass aircraft, engines, components, and manufacturing. Implementation will be through cooperative cultural change and with minimum investment. The system integrates many existing analytical tools and processes such as business process and critical path models, cost schedule control system, bill of material, NADEP, Jacksonville Logistic Management System, Production Control System, regional databases and master data records, work loading processes, cost center budget development processes, manpower allocation processes, and others.
Floor management is using the critical path model to define execution plans and measure progress using cost schedule status reporting. Variance analysis based on the theory of constraints is applied to determine problem areas. Process analysis is then performed on the problem areas identified, and process improvements are made. The overall norm standard value for each product is being reduced through these process improvements implemented by changes in facility layouts, parts routing, work instructions, equipment, manpower and materials.
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