1st Edition

Enterprise Sustainability Enhancing the Military’s Ability to Perform its Mission

    412 Pages 114 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    416 Pages 114 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Military supply chains are unique because what is supplied to the end user is routinely returned to the supply chain for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Offering a blueprint for transforming military depot workload and processes into those of high-performance commercial facilities, Enterprise Sustainability: Enhancing the Military’s Ability to Perform its Mission provides a powerful system of concepts and tools for enhancing the ability of the military to perform MRO on its weapon systems. These concepts and tools are applicable to any enterprise, military or commercial, that is concerned about sustainability.

    The text focuses on five abilities that must be considered to achieve efficient, cost-saving operations:

    • Availability of required parts, facilities, tools, and manpower
    • Dependability of the weapon systems
    • Capability of the enterprise to perform the mission
    • Affordability and improving the life cycle cost (LCC) of a system or project
    • Marketability of concepts and motivating decision makers

    Aging weapons systems, an aging workforce, limited financial resources, new technologies, and an increased military operational tempo demand that the military develop an aggressive transformation plan for its sustainability. This book follows An Architecture for a Lean Transformation, the first in a series dedicated to the sustainment of an enterprise. In this second volume, the authors continue to provide an analysis of, and prescription for, the strategies, principles, and technologies that are necessary to sustain an enterprise like the military and the weapons system it develops and utilizes.

    Availability: The Current Military Supply Chain

    Availability of Materials and Parts to the Warfighter

    The Military Supply Chain and Logistics System

    Managing the Inventory

    Availability: Enhancing the Military Supply Chain

    Three Principles for an Effective Military Supply Chain

    Six Steps for Enhancing the Military Supply Chain

    Redesigning the Military Logistics Network

    Information Technology Enhancements

    Software Enhancements

    Case Study: The SCOR Model

    Case Study: The PRISM Model

    Conclusion: Successful vs. Unsuccessful Supply Chain Initiatives

    Operational Availability

    Introduction to Operational Availability

    The Mathematics of Ao

    Models for Ao

    Mission Profile

    A Guide to Ao Analysis



    Introduction to Reliability

    Reliability by Design

    Reliability Design Approaches

    Reliability-Centered Maintenance



    Preventive Maintenance

    Corrective Maintenance

    Testability and Diagnostics

    Maintainability and Logistics Requirements

    Maintainability and the Acquisition Process

    Maintainability and the Manufacturing Process

    Maintainability and Safety


    Supportability Metrics

    Determining Mean Logistics Downtime

    Designing for Supportability

    Trade-off Analyses

    Capability: Performance-Based Logistics


    PBL Program Activities

    PBL Case Study: The V-22 Osprey

    Capability: Performance Measures


    General Performance Measures

    Lean Measures

    Process Improvement Measures

    Sustainability and Supportability Performance Measures

    Case Study: Rockwell Collins San Jose (RCSJ), California


    The Life Cycle

    Life Cycle Cost (LCC)

    The Life Cycle Costing Process

    LCC Trade-off Analysis Tools

    Currency Discounting

    Case Study: Precision Approach Radar Modernization Project


    The Role of Marketing

    The Target Market

    Communication Vehicles

    Communication Information Protocol

    Communication Schedule

    Managing the Change

    Key Action Steps

    Gap Analysis

    Best Practice Case Study: Tobyhanna Army Depot


    Dennis F. X. Mathaisel is professor of management science in the Department of Mathematics and Science at Babson College, and holds a doctor of philosophy degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joel M. Manary is the lead systems engineering subject matter expert in the Systems Engineering Process Office (SEPO), a staff agency supporting SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific in San Diego. He holds a master’s of science degree in logistics and systems acquisition management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Clare L. Comm is professor of marketing in the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts–Lowell, where she specializes in services marketing and buyer behavior. She received a PhD in marketing from the University of Cincinnati.