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Implementation of Strategic Lean-to the Naval Construction Forces in Order to Improve the Supply Chain in Class IV Material

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[Technical Report, Research Paper]

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Naval Postgraduate School

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This project focuses on logistics and supply chain management operations in support of the procurement of construction material in the Naval Construction Forces to approach opportunities to improve efficiency and competitiveness. Using Lean Concept, we analyze the process and identify different types of waist in order to optimize the support outcome. As a result the report brings seven recommendations to be implemented such as 1 centralize the design, 2 add the Planning and Estimate into the Readiness Program 3 Extend the Supply Chain Network 4 Create a program owner 5 Reduce time between NMCB Turnover in the Pacific 6 Create an inventory system and allocate one common data-base and 7 Mapping FMEA and Operation Risk. These recommendations have the potential to bring the project cycle from 16 to 25 months down to 10 to 14 months. As well this creates a more suitable enterprise for sustainability and more an independent process.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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[A, Approved For Public Release]