The Navy's Intermediate Ship Maintenance Program Can Be Improved

LCD-77-412: Published: Sep 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1977.

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The Navy has been emphasizing intermediate level maintenance on its ships as a way to improve operational readiness and to increase the time between major overhauls.

The Navy's intermediate maintenance program has evolved without sufficient consideration of such basic issues as: defining and quantifying work requirements; identifying ways to assess and improve productivity; analyzing operating costs and possible economic alternatives; and evaluating the impact of changing maintenance concepts.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

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    Recommendation: The Secretary of the Navy should use scientific engineering analyses to define maintenance work that should be performed at each maintenance level during peacetime and wartime and quantify total requirements; assess the requirements of new maintenance concepts on intermediate level capabilities; reassess the need for new mobile intermediate maintenance activities and deactivate those not essential for wartime emergencies; reassess the need for new shore activities in light of peace and war requirements; reduce redundant maintenance functions and work centers; and improve productivity.

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