F-35 Joint Program Office Digital War Room – Phase II Supply Chain Assessment

NCMS Project #: 140962

Problem: The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) seeks to modernize access to – and increase the analytic availability of – critical programmatic data and visual information through the creation of a Digital War Room. The JPO desires the capability to illuminate the production supply chain to better understand risks presented by key components and organizations in the F-35 production supply chain that could impact overall program cost, schedule, and performance, as well as maintenance and sustainment activities, decisions, and processes.

Benefit: As a result of this initiative, the JPO will evolve from labor-intensive data collection processes and static, hard-copy displays in its existing War Room to an environment where data is aggregated, cleansed, and assembled into intuitive visualizations with live drill-down capabilities.

Solution/Approach: During Phase I of this effort, the team has performed multiple discovery interviews as well as developed and provided a technical architecture draft to the JPO’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. Through these efforts it was highlighted that the JPO seeks to better understand the air vehicle and engine production and sustainment supply chain to inform the government’s strategic sourcing effort and the contracting strategy for Multiyear Block Buy (Block 12, 13, and 14). The scope of the Supply Chain Analysis will include illuminating the supplier base of up to 50 subsystems to at least five levels deep and four subsequent levels of suppliers.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Streamline program management procedures, including data collection/aggregation processes as well as procedures associated with performance reporting
  • Timely information dissemination to decision-makers
  • Reduce program administrative and sustainment costs
  • Improve resource utilization

DoD Participation:

  • F-35 Joint Program Office

Industry Participation:

  • Guidehouse LLP
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turnaround time
  • Mx avoidance & reliability
  • Mx management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships