Accession Number : ADA326507

Title :   Calibration Laboratories as a Regional Repair Center: Consolidate or Collocate?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, Marquita A. ; Pasch, John E.

PDF Url : ADA326507

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to examine the integration of AIMDs Miramar and North Island, and NADEP North Island calibration laboratories. The expected benefits and weaknesses or problems resulting from integration are examined. The benefits analyzed include those in the areas of manpower, training, standards reduction, inventory reduction, streamlining facilities, and increased productivity. The problems analyzed include increased transportation costs, facilities modification costs, reduced military resiliency, potential negative impact on customer service, and issues related to sea/shore rotation, AIS, and the internal chain of command. The thesis also discusses Navy organizational structure and financial management policy, and the aspects of each that make it difficult to implement change. The thesis concludes that consolidation is feasible and there are scale economies to be achieved from consolidating the Intermediate and Depot level calibration laboratories at NAS North Island. However, the financial management and command and control issues must be solved before the benefits of Regional Maintenance can be realized.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE, *MANUFACTURING, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, THESES, MANPOWER, REPAIR, SUPPLY DEPOTS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, PRODUCTION CONTROL, QUALITY CONTROL, STANDARDS, INVENTORY, CALIBRATION, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, NAVAL EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE