Depot Maintenance Modernization
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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Maintenance depots perform overhaul, repair, and modification of military systems. The facilities may be contractor-owned or -operated as well as DoD-owned and -operated. However, the DoD maintenance depots are needed to meet sudden increases or surges in maintenance demands that may arise from increasing tensions ro from mobilizing for wartime. Consequently, the Military Services have been spending more than 12 billion per year on modernizing their equipment and buildings in the depots. This report evaluates the decision process for modernizing the DoD maintenance depots. The key questions addressed are Strategically, does DoD modernization satisfy the depot-maintenance requirements that would arise from increased tensions or from mobilization Technologically, are the capital investments in the depots made according to any of the new, dynamic repair processes - e.g., Group Technology and flexible repairs Operationally, are capital investments proposed, approved, and financed to support modernization strategies Certain recommendations are made to improve the decision-making process for modernizing the depots. Keywords Depot, Maintenance, Modernization, Mobilization, Technology, Capital investment process, Economic analysis.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies