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cost and benefits of reliability in military equipment

Arthur J. Alexander

cost and benefits of reliability in military equipment

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Published by RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, CA (P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica 90406) .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Armed Forces -- Procurement.,
    • United States -- Armed Forces -- Equipment -- Reliability -- Cost effectiveness.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementArthur J. Alexander.
      ContributionsRand Corporation.
      LC ClassificationsMLCM 92/01261 (U)
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 102 p. :
      Number of Pages102
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2278006M
      LC Control Number89169117

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Title: The Cost and Benefits of Reliability in Military Equipment Author: Arthur J. Alexander Subject: This paper examines the costs of achieving greater reliability of military equipment, the benefits of improved reliability in reduced support costs and increased availability, and strategies for attaining reliability.

The rising demand for more reliable military equipment has generated questions on the net benefits and appropriate strategies for obtaining reliability. This paper examines the costs of achieving greater reliability, the benefits of improved reliability in reduced support costs and increased availability, and strategies for attaining.

Get this from a library. The cost and benefits of reliability in military equipment. [Arthur J Alexander; Rand Corporation.] -- The rising demand for more reliable military equipment has generated questions on the net benefits and appropriate strategies for obtaining reliability.

This paper examines the costs. This report investigates the costs of achieving greater reliability in military equipment, the benefits of improved reliability in reduced support costs and increased availability, and strategies for attaining reliability goals.

Three kinds of evidence were examined: reliability improvement programs, new product developments, and statistical analyses of reliability costs and outcomes in new Cited by: 9. Military Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) offers a vital tool to help guide equipment, facilities, services, and supplies.

Anticipating future spending cuts, this book explores both conventional and unconventional approaches to contemporary defense decisions—from critical investments in facilities, equipment, and materiel to careful vendor.

Reliability Reliability is the probability of an item to perform a required function under stated conditions for a specified period of time. Reliability is further divided into mission reliability and logistics reliability.

For further information see Sections and Availability. We value the entire military equipment program, not just the hardware costs. The valuation includes military equipment hardware and all supporting program costs (such as salaries and travel) that bring the hardware to a placed-in-service status.

Examples of military equipment programs that fit the criteria include the F Raptor, the Bradley. It is essential to evaluate the benefits vs.

the investment to implement the suggested actions before allocating resources to perform the reliability studies to a piece of equipment.

Assemble a multidisciplinary team to participate in the reliability studies. There are those who would argue that the costs of reliability activities associated with developing new products have little payoff.

Whether we're talking about commercial products or military systems, we don't agree. Concepts like Life Cycle Costs, Total Ownership Costs, Reliability-based Maintenance, Performance-Based Logistics, and others clearly recognize the contribution of reliability.

Needed in equipment design is a design-for-reliability approach that takes into account all life-cycle costs (acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and salvage). This approach should delineate basic principles that are demonstrably effective and universally applicable.

to the costs associated with the time factor, engine factor, and its subsequent annual usage. Document Analysis/Descriptors Availability Statement Equipment life-cycle cost analysis, Equipment maintenance, Fleet management, Benefit cost analysis.

No restrictions. Document available from: National Technical Information Services. I used to work in a company that designs handheld cameras, scopes and surveillance cameras for various kinds of armed forces, such as border security, army, navy, etc.

So I think I may have the experience needed to answer this question. Let’s say. Financial Return of Reducing/Eliminating Reliability Losses. While there are several ways an organization will benefit by a greater focus on reliability, generally the greatest value comes from the increased availability of the equipment.

Assets that operate longer between outages produce more sellable product volume. THE BENEFITS OF RELIABILITY Reliability improvements have direct effects on maintenance time and manpower, spare parts usage and investments, operational availability, logistics loads, and life-cycle costs (see Table 4 in the text).

AMCOS: AMCOS is the Army’s official manpower costing tool. It provides costs for Soldiers, Civilians, and Contractors. It can provide top level costs by grade or rank or more detailed cost information by Area of Concentration (AOC), Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), Civilian Occupational Series, and Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Codes.

One of the striking aspects of American military power is how little serious attention is spent on examining the key elements of its total cost by war and mission, and the linkage between the use of resources and the presence of an effective strategy.

For the last several decades, there has been little real effort to examine the costs of key missions and strategic commitments. August 3, - DoD Guide for Achieving Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability ( pages, MB) J - MEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS OF THE DEFENSE AGENCIES DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (A&T) - SUBJECT: Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Policy (2 pages, MB).

Equipment reliability, and the importance of it, is something that is rarely questioned. Improved equipment reliability can reduce maintenance costs, minimize opportunity costs associated with downtime, and can ensure products are not produced outside of acceptable specifications.

Not exactly a textbook on reliability engineering, yet a book about how product design failures occur. We work closely with designers, and this book provides a wonderful set of guidelines around common behaviors that lead to failures.

Reliability Excellence (Rx) Benefits. Achieving high reliability in manufacturing operations minimizes waste, maximizes output and minimizes cost. It allows you to get the most out of your physical assets. Benefits of achieving Reliability Excellence (Rx) include: Reduced production losses; Lower production unit cost; Reduced maintenance cost.

needs. We can optimize the operation of the equipment, saving energy cost and increasing plant reliability. Past studies have estimated that a properly functioning predictive maintenance program can provide a savings of 8% to 12% over a program utilizing preventive maintenance alone.

Manufacturing supply chains can benefit from integration with logistics providers/carriers, many of whom offer services that can reduce supply chain costs and increase overall performance.

Reduced transportation costs, shorter in-transit times, and value-added services can be major factors in improving the competitive position of the supply chain. Any organization trying to reap the full benefits of reduced defects by improving equipment reliability should have at least the following four systems in place.

RCA Program Root cause analysis (RCA) is a process which systematically uses any one or combination of a class of problem-solving methods aimed at identifying the root causes of. The military budget is a large portion of the discretionary United States federal budget allocated to the Department of Defense, or more broadly, the portion of the budget that goes to any military-related military budget pays the salaries, training, and health care of uniformed and civilian personnel, maintains arms, equipment and facilities, funds operations, and develops.

Military Equipment. Valuation and Accountability. Capitalization Threshold for Military Equipment. Task 1: “Literature Research and Coordination In accordance with the cost versus benefit principle, management should consider whether the benefit of capturing low cost items exceeds the costs required to capture.

The US and its UAVs: A Cost-Benefit Analysis – Cost obtained from F SAR, updated to base yearand is provided per squadron of 18 aircraft. This value represents the per-aircraft cost, obtained by dividing the total annual cost per squadron of $ million by 18 aircraft, denoted in thousands of dollars.

Maintenance done as explained in this book is not a cost. Great maintenance is a ‗rainmaker‘ of moneys now lost to waste, catastrophe and misunderstanding. Maintenance planning and scheduling for reliability helps to double operating profit in the average industrial company.

Doing maintenance planning and scheduling is important. There is no one way to improve equipment reliability, simply because the cause of unreliability is variable.

The first step in any reliability improvement project is to identify and quantify the causes of unreliability, so that a prioritized plan of improvement can be developed, justified and implemented. Life-cycle cost isdefined as the sum of four major cost categories: (1) research and development costs; (2) investment costs, consisting of procurement, military construction, and acquisitionrelated operations and maintenance (O&M) - associated with the production and deployment activities; (3) O&S costs; and (4) disposal costs.

Figure   InU.S. military expenditure increased by almost % to $ billion.   China increased its military spending by %, India increased its.

Use detailed maintenance and reliability costs. The Availability Workbench™ LCC module can use the detailed maintenance costs forecasted by an associated RCMCost or AvSim+ model.

This allows for accurate simulation-based total maintenance costs of labor, equipment, and materials across any lifetime to be included within the LCC model.

And I concur. “MTBF” offers the least insight to product reliability. It offers little to the user in terms of realizing the benefits of reliability. However, we all would like to see products that deliver more appealing benefits; and reliability is a key factor.

But reliability is only part of the equation. Technical performance is important. Reliability Centered Maintenance or RCM Training provides the instruction and practical application required to apply RCM Analysis.

Learn to realize the maximum capability of your physical assets at minimal cost. The Army offers generous military pay and benefits.

These include regular military compensation account for basic pay, Basic Allowance for Housing, and other tax-free advantages. Army benefits and pay include health care, retirement pay and more that you may qualify for. Farm Equipment market: Investing in farm equipment and livestock equipment is a profitable investment with definite returns.

- Farm equipment, also referred as agricultural equipment, "encompasses machineries" that are used for the production of crops and agricultural livestock.

This TECDOC describes the concept of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) which is the term used to describe a systematic approach to the evaluation, design and development of cost effective maintenance programmes for plant and equipment.

The concept has been in existence for over 25 years originating in the civil aviation sector. This TECDOC. Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning Guidebook for Military Systems and Equipment. Cortona 3D RapidAuthor.

Cost & Performance Portal (CPP) Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Coverage and Disclosure Statement Determination OSD Cost Assessment & Performance Evaluation (CAPE) Operating and Support (O&S) Cost-Estimating Guide Reliability. So when politicians start talking about cutting the military budget, we should be encouraging them to go after the waste and gouging in the contracting system instead of cutting benefits to active duty troops.

Consider that the cost of one of those displays could pay the salary of an E-5 for about five years. The original cost can include everything that goes into the cost, including shipping and delivery fees, set-up, and training (on a computer system, for example).

The historical cost is recorded under the asset column on the balance sheet, and it doesn't change as. Replacing equipment is the larger investment, so many technicians choose to repair the equipment instead of replacing it.

But the costs that go along with frequent breakdowns — lower productivity, defective output, rising labor costs, and unmet production schedules — can sometimes be greater than the cost of replacing the equipment outright.

The document includes sections on benefits, concepts, engineering analysis, and growth models. MIL-HDBKF Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment The purpose of this handbook is to establish and maintain consistent and uniform methods for estimating the inherent reliability of electronic equipment and systems.

It provides a common.It has been my experience that equipment reliability can increase from 35 percent to 50 percent; better workflow management leads to further savings of five percent to 15 percent of overall maintenance costs; cost savings from optimizing inventory and purchasing are as high as 20 percent of the total inventory cost; and a 20 percent gain in.Starbucks succeeds when our partners do, and we believe that success is best when shared.

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