USMC Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM+) Enterprise Implementation Initiative – Phase I & II

NCMS Project #: 140717

Problem: As with all transformational initiatives, policy and guidance are not enough to affect the needed sweeping changes to achieve critical mass for CBM+ implementation. Budget constraints will impact not only the ability to operate and maintain equipment across the DoD, but also to invest in process and system improvements designed to mitigate the impact of the resource constraints. This “catch-22” situation results in individual weapon systems programs taking the initiative to develop CBM+ solutions, which ultimately result in multiple, non-integrated solutions which use multiple proprietary technologies. This dissuades program resources to fill enterprise gaps, disallows most programs access to CBM+ solutions, and delivers sub-optimal solutions in “stove-pipes” and creates barriers which impede most legacy platforms from access to best-in-class commercial practices and technologies.

Benefit: This initiative will afford subject matter experts the opportunity to assess the recently issued CBM+ AG BCA template and process for developing business case analyses in support of enterprise-level CBM+ implementation.

  • Reduced maintenance burden to produce the required levels of equipment availability
  • Improvement in data exchanges for information between operational, logistics, sustainment and acquisition communities
  • Greater life cycle management

Solution/Approach: Partner with the Marine Corps and industry to formally define and document the current gaps, vulnerabilities, assess alternatives, and validate requirements of enterprise-wide CBM+ implementation. By leveraging the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process, the CTMA team will not only validate the requirements for CBM+ using novel industry-best capabilities based assessment tools, but will also provide a detailed documentation of the scope, plans, and capabilities that CBM+ entails within most ground equipment maintenance and life cycle management processes.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Standardized approach to maintenance
  • Reduce cost of business operations
  • Reduce the number of spare and consumable parts needed
  • Improved logistics
  • Improved resource management

DoD Participation:

  • U.S. Marine Corps, I&L (LPC-1)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capabilities Development and Integration (LID)
  • OSD-led Joint Service CBM+ Action Group

Industry Participation:

  • Nexus Life Cycle Management
  • Whitney, Bradley and Brown
  • Claxton Logistics Services, LLC (Phase II only)
  • NCMS

Technology Focus Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Maintenance avoidance & reliability
  • Improved readiness