Selecting an In-Service Engineering Agent for Material Handling Equipment
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The Navy needs an improved process for managing its material handling equipment MHE that provides equipment in the future that better meets user needs, extends the useful life of existing equipment, and improves the Navys return on its substantial investment in MHE. Historically, Navy MHE has fallen considerably short of meeting user requirements, particularly users in the Fleet. This task recommends a process for managing MHE over its entire life cycle. It provides a charter for a new in-service engineering agent ISEA to manage MHE in its post-acquisition life-cycle phase, and it specifically recommends that the Navy select the Naval Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation Center PHST as its new ISEA. The recommendation to select PHST resulted from our years of experience with integrated logistics support, our extensive, on-site interviews with four organizations that the Navy nominated, the application of weighted selection criteria that the Navy asked us to create, and the use of a decision-support package named Best Choice.
- Machinery and Tools
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies