Life 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