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By Dennis F.X. Mathaisel
The U.S. govt mandates that every one division of safety logistic-wide projects undertake commercially confirmed practices and techniques to suffer upkeep, fix and overhaul (MRO) transformations. purposes for the drastic order comprise getting older guns platforms, an getting older group, constrained monetary assets, and new applied sciences, simply to identify a number of. so one can execute this radical directive, transformation places of work were proven to enforce those new strategies. notwithstanding, those workplaces haven't any condensed, user-oriented context to consult whilst imposing those new innovations. maintaining the army firm describes a Lean firm structure (LEA) technique to rework sustainment methods. It accommodates the administration and technical abilities essential to layout and enforce low-priced, built-in, sustainment networks and agile organizational constructions. the applying of LEA to army sustainment tasks will result in much less source extensive and no more organizationally disruptive practices than noticeable in conventional Lean company transformation equipment. The ebook is equipped into six chapters, which concentrate on 3 significant topic different types. issues comprise administration recommendations for reworking the army sustainment firm, enhancing the company, approach development projects and benchmarking top practices, and actions for company transformation. The textual content additionally presents an review and outline of the present army sustainment method and a advisor to the LEA transformation. via a radical exam of recent applied sciences, instruments, and techniques, the writer presents a way for army sustainment projects to accomplish a winning transformation.
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To counter the challenges currently facing the sustainment system, military maintenance, repair, and overhaul depots must implement an aggressive transformation plan for the future. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2005, Title VIII, Subtitle F requires the secretary of defense to provide plans to increase the emphasis placed on lean manufacturing technologies and processes in acquisition programs, and the potential for broader application of such technologies and processes throughout the department, in particular sustainment.
S. General Accounting Office 2001a. Spare-parts shortages are pervasive throughout the military sustainment system. The majority of reasons cited by item managers at the maintenance facilities for spare-parts shortages were most often related to more spares being required than were anticipated by the inventory management system and delays in the Air Force’s repair process as a result of the consolidation of repair facilities. Other reasons included (1) difficulties with producing or repairing parts, (2) reliability of spare parts, and (3) contracting issues.
Forecasting procedures are not effective. With the thousands of national stock numbers (NSNs) that must be managed, no one in the system (depots, the DLA) can efficiently look at the demand data for low-volume items to ask why the demand is changing. ◾◾ There are no effective criteria for triage (early problem identification) on aging systems. ◾◾ Existing policy allows some sole source contractors to be nonresponsive; and, when the military does not own data packages on these systems, it relies on these sole source contractors to perform.