Accession Number:

ADA488879

Title:

Evaluation of a Continuous Process Improvement Pilot Program to Reduce or Eliminate Trident II D5 Launcher Processing Authority Documentation at the Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic SWFLANT launcher third level repair cycle requires extensive Trouble Failure InspectionRejection Report TFIRR processing authority documentation that results in a loss of contractor man-hours and third level repair cycle time. Strategic Systems Programs SSP is using Continuous Improvement CI events to optimize repair efforts to free manpower and facility resources to meet increasing repair demands. This thesis evaluated the SSP approved CI Pilot Program to reduce or eliminate TRIDENT II D5 launcher TFIRR processing authority documentation and reduce third level repair cycle times at the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems- Marine Systems NGES-MS facilities at SWFLANT. The Pilot Program achieved a 20 reduction in the man-hours using the modified TFIRR process, demonstrated a more efficient workflow and reduced the total third level repair cycle time.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE