Accession Number : ADA307709

Title :   Improvements in Ship Refit Strategies and Procedures: The Case of the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Raof, Shaari A.

PDF Url : ADA307709

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Effective refit procedures and strategies is an important element in ensuring the high operational availability of ships. The Royal Malaysian Navy refit procedures and strategies which are based on the Royal Navy's procedures, are currently facing increasing drawbacks and the delay of ships in refit often goes beyond the acceptable period of thirty days. The factors which contributed to the delays are numerous and has cost the Malaysian Government considerably. With the reduction in the defense budget, accurate and economically sound procedures, strategies and decision-making are most essential. To improve the procedures and strategies, this thesis evaluates the current Royal Malaysian Navy procedures and its drawbacks and subsequently outlines the U.S. Navy availability process for comparison. Finally, this thesis draws conclusions based on the comparison of the procedures and supporting tools. These findings offer immediate and medium-term actions and indicates further research that should be addressed in order to improve the current refit procedures and strategies for the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Descriptors :   *REPAIR, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *SHIPYARDS, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGY, ECONOMIC IMPACT, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), NAVAL VESSELS, MODIFICATION, COMPARISON, EFFICIENCY, THESES, PROBLEM SOLVING, AVAILABILITY, SUPPLY DEPOTS, CASE STUDIES, DELAY, NAVAL PLANNING, NAVAL LOGISTICS, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, MILITARY BUDGETS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, MALAYSIA.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE