Inventory Funding Methods on Navy Ships: NWCF vs. End-Use
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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The purpose of this research is to determine the applicability of Navy Working Capital Fund NWCF repairable inventory on small combatant platforms. The majority of these platforms are funded, as of June 2013, using appropriated Operating Target funds. This project analyzes NWCF versus end-use funded inventories using data from the pilot project launched by Commander, Naval Surface Force CNSF East, on the USS Normandy CG 60 in 2008. We use supply effectiveness and financial data to identify whether there is an inventory readiness gap between the two sources of funding and compare and contrast performance with other CNSF Guided Missile Cruisers and Amphibious Assault ships. From this analysis, we identify the advantages and disadvantages of both NWCF and end-use inventories and provide an impact matrix for the three major stakeholders the ship, the Type Commander, and the Navy. We also provide a recommendation to Naval Supply Systems Command on the future implementation of these methods for existing and future classes of small combatants, specifically, Zumwalt-class destroyers.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies