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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Level of Repair Analysis for the Enhancement of Maintenance Resources in Vessel Life Cycle Sustainment
by Marino, Lucas Charles, D.Engr., The George Washington University, 2018, 114; 10785844
Abstract (Summary)

The United States Coast Guard does not adequately perform a Level of Repair Analysis and Business Case Analysis to align vessel maintenance requirements with available resources during the development of an Integrated Logistics Life Cycle Plan (ILSP) which leads to increased vessel sustainment costs and reduced workforce proficiency. The ILSP’s maintenance philosophy dictates the designed supportability and maintainability of a vessel throughout its life cycle yet existing ILSPs fail to prescribe the required balance of Coast Guard (internal employees) and non-Coast Guard (contracted) technicians for the execution of hull, mechanical, and electrical depot maintenance. This research develops a standard model to enhance the balance of maintenance resources using a Business Case Analysis (BCA) extension of a Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) informed by Activity-Based Costing Management (ABC/M) theory. These analyses are integral to a complete Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and will contain a simplified LORA framework that provides an analysis of alternatives, a decision analysis, and a sensitivity analysis for the development of a maintenance philosophy. This repeatable analysis can be used by engineering managers to develop and sustain cost-effective maintenance plans through all phases of a vessel’s life cycle (acquisition, sustainment, and disposal).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Young, Stuart, Etemadi, Amirhossein
Commitee: Bates, Jonathan J., Malalla, Ebrahim
School: The George Washington University
Department: Engineering Management
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-B 79/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Naval engineering, Engineering, Systems science
Keywords: Engineering logistics, Level of repair analysis, Maintainability, Maintenance, Supportability
Publication Number: 10785844
ISBN: 978-0-355-82769-9
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