Accession Number : ADA326785

Title :   Privatization of Depot Level Maintenance: Achieving Savings While Maintaining Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Newby, Clarence C.

PDF Url : ADA326785

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The end of the cold war led to significant reductions in defense spending and corresponding reductions in force structure. However, constrained budgets created a severe lack of funding for equipment modernization. A major hurdle facing DoD is how to create resources needed to modernize the force, while maintaining readiness. The support structure, which has not declined in proportion to force structure, is one source of funding. Maintenance depots constitute a major component of the support structure. The central theme of this study is to analyze if DoD can create significant savings by privatizing more depot level maintenance and simultaneously balance readiness, sustainment, and private sector reliability. This study concludes that greater privatization increases savings, which DoD can use to modernize and sustain the force.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *CONTRACT PROPOSALS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, RELIABILITY, SUPPLY DEPOTS, COLD WAR, SAVINGS, MILITARY BUDGETS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE