Marine Corps Ground Maintenance and Sustainment Processes

NCMS Project #: 140712

Problem: The Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (DC I&L) is tasked to coordinate and improve the logistics chain continuum from requirements determination; to acquisition, manufacturing, and fielding; to sustainment within the operating forces and maintenance in the depots, and ultimately through disposal.  An integral step in that process is to reduce equipment maintenance and sustainment costs to maintain the high levels of readiness expected for our nation’s “Force-in-Readiness.”

Benefit: The efforts by this initiative will identify the enterprise requirements, acquisition, maintenance and sustainment initiatives that directly support and complement the OSD-mandated supply chain and total ownership costs efficiencies.  The DoD benefits from this effort to facilitate prudent investment decisions, cost documentation and efficiencies, and improves force readiness and ground equipment performance; in line with DoD and Department of Navy imperatives.  This effort helps reduce the Service level risk associated with the mix of forces, equipment, and support attainable within fiscal constraints.

Solution/Approach: The objective of this effort is to build and expand upon existing work products; develop and implement policies, processes, and procedures; facilitate requirements development and technology integration to improve maintenance, sustainment and processes across the logistics chain in support of our Marine Corps Operating Forces.

Impact on Warfighter: The processes, procedures, and products addressed in this initiative will better prepare the Marine Corps to return to its expeditionary role, providing for an improved operational readiness for the expeditionary warfighter.

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters (LPC)

Industry Participation:

  • The Columbia Group
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Training

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