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Ensuring Material Readiness for the Armed Forces

Ensuring Material Readiness for the Armed ForcesTo ensure the readiness and sustainability of our nation's forces, the Department of Defense (DoD) must maintain 13,900 aircraft, 896 strategic missiles, 367,300 ground combat and tactical vehicles, 275 ships, and myriad other weapon systems. In fiscal year 2011, the cost of this material maintenance was an astonishing $79.5 billion, according to the 2012 DoD Maintenance Fact Book.

CACI has the proven systems and solutions in place to help DoD and other federal agencies maintain a superior level of material readiness with their available resources, time, and funding – and in many cases, at a cost savings. According to Paul Carey, Logistics Analyst Manager in CACI's Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation Division Group, "Our logistics integration capability, efficiency-enabling maintenance technology, and industry-leading expertise in maintenance methodologies such as Condition-Based and Reliability-Centered Maintenance set us apart. We serve a core maintenance function for each of the services, and our solutions are geared towards the specific needs, mission, and goals of our customers."

Logistics and Material Readiness Solutions

With predictive analytics and simulation tools, CACI enables its customers to calculate and report readiness for equipment and systems, prioritize supply and maintenance actions based upon their contribution to readiness, and identify funding required to reach a selected level of material readiness based upon equipment material condition. CACI's logistics and material readiness solutions include:

  • Real-time equipment readiness reporting
  • In-depth spare parts optimization analysis
  • Condition-Based and Reliability-Centered Maintenance (CBM/RCM) support
  • Material risk assessment for various systems and funding levels
  • Maintenance database integration, workload, and schedule management

CACI's material readiness solutions have consistently helped clients across the DoD and Armed Forces to streamline the performance of their operations, find the right mix of preventive and corrective maintenance, and eliminate obsolescence issues with old equipment.

Cutting Down on Inspection Duration Times

With CACI's Automated Data Capture System (ADCS), agencies can systematically collect fault, failure, and condition data for export into multiple data systems simultaneously while at the same time triggering material requirements and identifying and directing repair actions. This COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) product is unique in that it reacts in the way technicians think, capturing data as it relates to the end-item and integrating and displaying context-sensitive information including parts lists, diagrams, three-dimensional renderings, and context-sensitive electronic technical manuals.

By normalizing this data to enhance the industrial process, ADCS ties relationships together, capturing data in full context for detailed engineering analysis. It even has a mobile configuration to enable real-time or near-real-time response as well as permit inspectors to take the software directly on the aircraft or up to the engine.

By normalizing this data to enhance the industrial process, ADCS ties relationships together, capturing data in full context for detailed engineering analysis. It even has a mobile configuration to enable real-time or near-real-time response as well as permit inspectors to take the software directly on the aircraft or up to the engine.

Reducing Ship Maintenance Costs

The Ship Maintenance Improvement Program (SMIP) is one of the most critical programs the Navy employs to reduce ship maintenance costs, and CACI has remained the Navy's vendor of choice since 1976. CACI's specialized maintenance engineering techniques, including Condition-Based Maintenance and Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), have decreased ship preventive maintenance costs by almost 50 percent and improved equipment readiness and expected lifecycles – all while minimizing the total cost of ownership for clients. CACI also supports the Navy's Common Maintenance Planning Working Group, which is chartered to improve and streamline key maintenance processes.

CACI's expertise in RCM – which is a methodology to determine preventive maintenance requirements, rather than simply overhauling all equipment – is nearly unmatched in its industry. The company has a demonstrated track record in the practical application of RCM and providing training in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, foreign Navies, Federal Aviation Administration, and various commercial customers. CACI's RCM program is an industry leader, as recognized by the Office of Naval Research Best Manufacturing Practices Group, and is the Naval Sea Systems Command's sole provider of RCM certification training.

Sustaining the DoD's Aircraft Fleet

With its Common Bench-top Automatic Test System (CBATS) solution, CACI is a key partner in modernizing and sustaining the Department of Defense's aging aircraft fleet through the re-hosting and replacement of legacy test systems. CBATS addresses today's demand for both legacy analog and modern digital diagnostic requirements by replacing existing single-purpose testers. It hosts a broad range of test capabilities that are completely automated and require little or no operator interaction, eliminating hundreds of pieces of legacy test equipment and lowering maintenance and sustainability costs for clients.

All CBATS components are COTS, and the systems are on the DoD-approved supplier list. After transitioning from their legacy systems, maintenance shops have recognized significant increases in the time before repaired items are returned for subsequent support. For example, comparing units repaired using the legacy test systems versus those repaired using CBATS, the average time a repaired Attitude Director Indicator (ADI) unit spent in the field prior to being returned for service increased by 711 hours, and the average time required to repair an ADI decreased by 40 percent. The number of returned units that could not be repaired by the shop also decreased by 28 percent.

For more information on CACI's Logistics and Material Readiness Solutions, contact Paul Carey at LMR@caci.com.

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