Maintenance Planning Tool Development for Fuel and Energy – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 142015

Problem: Energy and wastewater management planning in the public sector is lacking in standardization and efficiency creating gaps in energy and wastewater information, negatively affecting cost and quality of service to end consumers.  Decisionmakers have no way of tracking and ensuring that assets are available for re-distribution or dynamic re-tasking when needed, posing a particular concern during emergency situations and in response to natural disaster relief efforts.  Current gaps in the handling of the water and waste (E2W2) capability area negatively affect understanding of capacity and demand requirements.

Benefit: The future environment requires solution approaches that can perform in the public sector as well as in support of world-wide military deployments. These capabilities must be able to operate in widely distributed, connected and disconnected environments, as well as in a reduced communications or communications denied environments.  Proposing solution approaches for Marine Corps E2W2 will serve as a surrogate to provide the public sector with critical knowledge needed to develop appropriate, cost effective capabilities that ultimately benefit end-user customers.

Solution/Approach: Phase I provided a concept for fuel management and tracking to provide visibility of fuel stores and demand in Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) and Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO).  The intent of Phase II is to build upon the Phase I accomplishments to gain sufficient understanding of expeditionary energy and fuel demand for handling E2W2 associated with DMO/EABO within a geographic area or region.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Increase warfighter readiness
  • Efficient and effective repeatable process
  • Improved responsiveness with required capabilities
  • Decrease overall storage, distribution, maintenance and sustainment costs

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps (Logistics Integration Division/E2O/I&L (Futures/LPE))
  • U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (observer)

Industry Participation:

  • Targeted Approach, LLC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Energy, environmental, health, and safety