Cycle Support Analysis for LPD-17
The U.S. Navy needed an
assessment of life cycle support planning and concepts for the LPD
17 Class in the context of Full Service Contracting.
UII assessed the shipbuilders
Integrated Product Data Environment (IPDE), its information flows,
functionality and architecture both current and planned. UII also
developed life cycle support business process models that reflected
both legacy and innovative ways of conducting engineering and logistics.
UII submitted brief tasked recommendations to other government and
shipbuilder personnel to support a best value analysis by government
and shipbuilder personnel. By decomposing the “as-is”and “to-be”processes
, UII validated that the “to-be” processes utilize the functionality
and innovation of the IPDE while interfacing and working in conjunction
with both legacy and the evolving Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
With UII’s recommendation
to adopt several “to-be” life cycle business processes to PMS 317
resulted in a reduction of LPD 17 total ownership costs. UII’s plan
for continuation of work supported Business Process Reengineering,
Studies/Analyses and Program Management. The system improved SPAWAR’s
operations and gave SPAWAR a better understanding of the application
environment, reducing maintenance and enabling productivity