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

ISBN 9781138115279
Published June 16, 2017 by CRC Press
412 Pages 114 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.