Maintenance Costs of Complex Equipment
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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One of the chief responsibilities of Navy managers is the material condition of ships in the fleet. They must be aware of equipment deterioration and must decide how to best allocate resources to reduce equipment downtime, thereby reducing maintenance costs and improving the material condition of the fleet. Among the questions this paper addresses are How much more is complex equipment down and Are high quality enlisted personnel more valuable in dealing with more complex equipment The answers to these questions indicate that fleet material condition can be improved by revised personnel policies. By more precisely assigning skilled men to ships with complex equipment, the Navy could reduce equipment downtime thereby improving readiness and decreasing maintenance costs.
- Administration and Management
- Marine Engineering