Improving DOD Teamwork and Efficiency by Maximizing Depot Maintenance Interservicing.
Research rept. Aug 95-Aug 96,
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The DoD is currently placing heavy emphasis on privatizing organic depot maintenance activities. While privatization promises to provide effective depot maintenance support at lower costs for non-core work, The author believes the DoD could also achieve major benefits by increasing the amount of Core depot functions that are interserviced. Interservicing also provides effective support at substantially reduced costs through the benefits of greater efficiencies of scale possible through consolidation of similar work. Additionally, interservicing fosters the teamwork and interdependence needed to improve our ability to operate effectively in todays increasingly joint environment. Yet depot maintenance interservicing has not achieved its potential. This paper describes the advantages of depot maintenance interservicing and advocates maximizing interservicing to enhance teamwork and improve efficiency throughout DoD. It tracks the slow growth of depot interservicing during the 80s and identifies the key role of the Defense Depot Maintenance Council DDMC in fostering interservicing. This paper then reviews the many recent studies recommending expanding interservicing and concludes by identifying workload categories which offer major opportunities for improved efficiency through interservicing. Its our joint responsibility to ensure such opportunities are not missed. This paper shows how the DoD can achieve major savings in depot maintenance support and continue streamlining our depot infrastructure by maximizing interservicing. By doing so we can improve our probability of success in the challenging defense environment of the future.
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