Accession Number:

ADA198714

Title:

A Performance Measurement and Implementation Methodology in a Department of Defense CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The Naval Air Depot NADEP at Cherry Point, NC, is a multi-purpose facility primarily responsible for the repair and maintenance of NavyMarine Corps aircraft. This study is concerned with the economics and performance of the repair of damaged and worn jet engine turbine blades and vanes. The NADEP is in the early stages of what is roughly a 5-year, 3-phased Computer Integrated Manufacturing CIM effort to automate the repair function of the blades and vanes. Primary goals in automating this process include 1 to increase the bladevane repair rate of production throughput by at least an order of magnitude over what is achievable through current repair operations 2 to ensure that the level of quality will remain as high or higher than current operations and 3 to achieve the prior two at a substantial discount over what the blade repairs would cost commercially. This project presents financial and performance measurement aspects of industrial automation with respect to a military repair environment. The case study delves into specifics on how to establish performance parameters and compile them into an aggregate term. A scheme for basing implementation rate decisions is also developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE