Accession Number : ADA139059

Title :   Intermediate-Level Maintenance for Navy Tactical Missiles Can be Better Managed.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA139059

Report Date : 05 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This review of the Navy's management of intermediate-level maintenance for tactical missiles shows that, although the Navy has made some improvements since the 1980 report, the Navy needs to make further improvements if such maintenance is to be effectively managed. The cost of this maintenance was about $23 million in FY 1983. Better techniques are needed to monitor and evaluate the performance of missile maintenance activities for air- and surface-launched missiles. Currently, maintenance program managers do not collect, analyze, or compare the actual labor-hour expenditures among the various maintenance activities. As a result, they do not have a basis for evaluating activity budgets, measuring productivity, and setting work goals. Consistent, thorough data-gathering and analysis of labor-hour expenditures as well as comparisons would provide these managers a data base for identifying cost-saving, productivity-enhancing measures. Work measurement standards have fostered consistency in the labor-hour expenditures for air-launched missile maintenance and have greatly facilitated the budget preparation process. Such standards, however, have not been developed for the surface launched missile program, whose maintenance activities are experiencing substantial fluctuations in their labor-hour budgets and expenditures.

Descriptors :   *Maintenance management, Guided missiles, Naval equipment, Cost effectiveness, Data bases, Data acquisition, Costs, Work measurement, Productivity, Naval shore facilities, Auditing, Ground support, Management information systems, Naval budgets, Tactical weapons, Surface launched

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE