Original Date: 07/08/2002
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Workload Planning Process
The Directorate for Missiles and Surface Launchers developed a Workload Planning Process with other U.S. Navy activities to keep the required amount of STANDARD Missiles available for deployment and training while operating on a greatly reduced budget compared to the 1980s.
In the past, the Directorate for Missiles and Surface Launchers (PEO TSC-M/L) did not work closely with the Fleet to identify what specific missile types were needed for upcoming deployments. Resources were available to repair missiles as they were identified. With this type of repair budget, surface combatants had large numbers of missiles available to them when they deployed. By 1994, the budget for missile repair was too low to continue the practice of repairing all missiles as they arrived. At the same time, the U.S. Navy reduced the number of intermediate-level maintenance facilities from four to one. The PEO TSC-M/L developed a Workload Planning Process with other U.S. Navy activities to maintain the required amount of STANDARD Missiles (SMs) available for deployment and training while operating on a greatly reduced budget compared to the 1980s.
PEO TSC-M/L, with other Navy activities such as the Port Hueneme Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (PHD NSWC) and the Naval Ammunition Logistics Center, designed a new Workload Planning Process to meet the Fleet’s SM requirements. PEO TSC-M/L tasked PHD NSWC to be the focal point for maintenance workload planning and management. The process operates similarly to a just-in-time inventory program, and considers multiple factors such as Fleet needs, budget limits, missile type reliability data, and priority requirements when determining what missiles will be sent to storage, repair, or for Fleet use. This process also considers more unique events when making logistical decisions, such as missile test firings which require telemetry equipment to be added to missiles, and the use of rocket motors nearing the end of their lives. It also works to include the repair requirements of foreign SM users, while at the same time not interfering with the needs of the U.S. Navy. PEO TSC- M/L’s Workload Planning Process allows the U.S. Navy to fulfill the Fleet’s SM needs for deployment and training while operating on a greatly reduced budget.
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