Improving the Electronic Repair Capabilities in the Fleet.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Maintenance in the U.S. Navy is officially prescribed to be accomplished by a three-tiered approach organizational level ships force, intermediate level tenders and shore-based intermediate maintenance activities--SIMAs, and depot level shipyards. This thesis examines current trends in the utilization of these levels for maintenance of electronic equipment. The major objective was to determine the impact on manpower, training and supply support that an increase in the organizational levels responsibilities would have. An extensive research effort considered all available printed material relating to the maintenance systems currently in use. Interviews with maintenance managers at all levels of command were conducted at U.S. Navy maintenance facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, San Diego, California, and Norfolk, Virginia. These interviews addressed general maintenance topics as well as specifics on eight pieces of electronic equipment. The major conclusion of this effort is that given adequate training, proper tools and increased supply support the organizational levels capabilities are constrained only by the physical limitations of its vessel. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies