Project Announcement: Analysis of Maintenance Expenditures to Optimize Innovation Prioritization and Resourcing for Naval Shipyards

Analysis of Maintenance Expenditures to Optimize Innovation Prioritization and Resourcing for Naval Shipyards

The shipyards perform the most complex maintenance that the Navy requires, including most depot-level and some intermediate-level lifecycle maintenance and modernization of nuclear-powered submarines and carriers. The shipyards are also home to regional repair centers which provide planning yard functions, intermediate-level maintenance on equipment, maintenance of key national security infrastructure, and systems maintenance and modernization for special projects. Current business and IT processes across the four naval shipyards do not support detailed industrial process analysis at a system scale and do not compare across DoD.

This initiative will utilize the Maintenance and Availability Data Warehouse (MADW) as a tool that uses available Military Service data to identify critical maintenance areas where limited RDT&E resources can best be applied to reduce costs and/or improve availability. NAVSEA will be focusing on data fusion, data standardization, big data analysis to assess material and equipment sustainment for an effective large enterprise, and search for opportunities to improve material and equipment sustainment across the entire enterprise.

Those interested in participating in this initiative should contact Debbie Lilu, debral@ncms.org or (734) 262-0758 by August 14th, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).