Enterprise Sustainability: Enhancing the Military’s Ability to Perform its Mission

1st Edition

Dennis F.X. Mathaisel, Joel M. Manary, Clare L. Comm

CRC Press
Published June 16, 2017
Reference - 412 Pages - 114 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138115279 - CAT# K35428
Series: Sustaining the Military Enterprise

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Summary

Military supply chains are unique because what is supplied to the end user is routinely returned to the supply chain for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Offering a blueprint for transforming military depot workload and processes into those of high-performance commercial facilities, Enterprise Sustainability: Enhancing the Military’s Ability to Perform its Mission provides a powerful system of concepts and tools for enhancing the ability of the military to perform MRO on its weapon systems. These concepts and tools are applicable to any enterprise, military or commercial, that is concerned about sustainability.

The text focuses on five abilities that must be considered to achieve efficient, cost-saving operations:

  • Availability of required parts, facilities, tools, and manpower
  • Dependability of the weapon systems
  • Capability of the enterprise to perform the mission
  • Affordability and improving the life cycle cost (LCC) of a system or project
  • Marketability of concepts and motivating decision makers

Aging weapons systems, an aging workforce, limited financial resources, new technologies, and an increased military operational tempo demand that the military develop an aggressive transformation plan for its sustainability. This book follows An Architecture for a Lean Transformation, the first in a series dedicated to the sustainment of an enterprise. In this second volume, the authors continue to provide an analysis of, and prescription for, the strategies, principles, and technologies that are necessary to sustain an enterprise like the military and the weapons system it develops and utilizes.

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