Accession Number : ADA140967

Title :   An Analysis of the Atlantic Fleet AFS Phased Maintenance Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rowland,S C

PDF Url : ADA140967

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : The Combat Stores Ship (AFS) Phased Maintenance Program was authorized in 1979 as a five year test effort to stabilize deployment patterns for Atlantic Fleet AFSs and to test a progressive maintenance policy similar to the one used by the Military Sealift Command. This study analyzes the costs and benefits of the AFB Phased Maintenance Program (AFSPMP) relative to the conventional maintenance policy that was in use prior to the AFSPMP. The depot and intermediate level maintenance manday and dollar costs are estimated for four alternative maintenance policies to aid in determining how well the AFSPMP is performing with regard to costs. The benefit analysis presents several quantitative and qualitative aspects of the AFSPMP and conclusions are drawn concerning the cost effectiveness of the AFSPMP as compared to the conventional policy. Conclusions concerning the expansion of this program to other classes of ships are also presented, along with recommendations for further research in this area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Maintenance, *Ships, *Naval vessels, *Policies, Management planning and control, Naval planning, Fleets(Ships), Atlantic Ocean, Combat support, Cost analysis, Cost effectiveness, Repair, Maintenance management, Theses

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE