Improving Diagnostics Capabilities Through Enhanced Maintenance Data Collection
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The study reported in this paper examined primary, large scale DoD maintenance data collection systems to determine if they could or should be modified to enhance the use of information in order to improve diagnostics. The maintenance data collection systems in place, or being implemented, have principally automated previous manual reporting functions. The study concludes that these reporting functions are not intended for improving diagnostics, and furthermore, these systems rarely provide any direct benefit to the maintenance technician. This study also reviews the scope and capabilities of the DoD maintenance data collection systems, compares these capabilities with those found in the commercial sector during an earlier Joint DoDIndustry Study, and recommends near and long term actions to enhance DoDs capabilities to diagnose and troubleshoot military equipment.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies