Accession Number:

ADA093249

Title:

Maintenance Cost Control at the Pacific Missile Test Center

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

The Pacific Missile Test Center PMTC is the Navys largest Major Range and Test Facility Base, with an investment of over one billion dollars. The majority of this investment is in range test equipment and facilities including radar, telemetry, communication and commandcontrol systems. Concern is growing over the excessively obsolete condition of PMTC technical equipment. Improvement of factors concerned with the maintenance function is one means of remedying this problem. This thesis investigates methods of controlling maintenance costs over the life of range systems. The theories of life-cycle costing LCC and integrated logistic support ILS are examined. Difficulties in funding range equipment replacement are reviewed. Methods of controlling maintenance costs are scrutinized. Financial management and financial reporting at PMTC is reviewed. It is concluded that LCC techniques and ILS analysis should be implemented in range equipment design. Furthermore, mainenance management should be given greater latitude in controlling maintenance costs over equipment life. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE