Armor & Mobility

MAR/APR 2017

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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Rear Adm. Zarkowski: Public-private partnerships (PPP) and Performance based logistics (PBL) are powerful productivity tools, bringing together the complementary strengths of Naval Aviation and our industry partners. PPPs are cooperative arrangements between government-owned and -operated product support providers—such as the FRCs—and one or more private sector company to perform maintenance and repairs using government facilities and/or equipment. In Naval Aviation, this usually means contractors take responsibility for most of the management of the work while the Navy provides the depot workforce and retains aircraft configuration control. PBLs are contracts or agreements which drive result-oriented performance by logis- tics support providers. Industry taps into its resources to meet set goals at best possi- ble cost, providing Naval Aviation with parts, improved reliability, obsolescence management and other logistics elements. To date, 17 NAV- SUP WSS PBL partnerships between industry and Navy depot-level maintenance facilities are in place with seven more in work or planned. We are also working to improve the language in PBL contracts and establish Performance Based Partnerships. This will help us better scope the workload and adhere to workload requirements. A&M: Any other goals Fleet Readiness Centers are addressing going forward in 2017? Rear Adm. Zarkowski: COMFRC is leading the NAE's effort to implement Sustainment Vision 2020: an alternative approach to its current sustainment processes and practices. It covers six key areas. First, it establishes the Naval Aviation Sustainment Center, a centralized location which will house actionable data enabling Naval Aviation stakeholders and providers to make fully informed, real-time decisions affecting operational readiness. Workforce Proficiency is the second area of focus for Sus- tainment Vision 2020. It will first establish a single maintenance proficiency documentation system for all military and civilian main- tainers to enable global visibility of qualifications and certifications. Secondly, it will establish and formalize a process to certify military maintainers to perform depot repairs. This will result in more rapid repairs at a significantly lower cost. The third area is Dynamic Scheduling, which will use task level, Reliability Centered Maintenance requirements to generate tailored scheduled and unscheduled maintenance packages based on actual aircraft usage balanced with minimizing aircraft down time. Enterprise Capability and Capacity is a fourth area which will provide the NAE with the total asset visibility into repair capability and capacity across the fleet, including Marine aviation logistics squadrons and intermediate-level maintenance facilities. It will also provide the ability to perform what-if analysis based on future operational support scenarios. The other two areas are Financial, which seeks to reduce funding constraints and barriers, and Sup- ply Optimization that will better align maintenance required at the flight line with material support requirements to ensure that Sailors and Marines at the squadrons have the materials to meet readiness requirements. Naval Aviation still has a lot of work to do. It takes time to elimi- nate readiness gaps across all TMS. The successes we see today are a direct result of our workforce taking on the challenge of better providing readiness to the fleet. Our efforts are paying off, and I am confident we will get there. Components Integrated Product Team Lead Tim Postemski, right, shows work being performed on an F/A-18 Hornet wing at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast to Rear Adm. Mike Zarkowski, Commander Fleet Readiness Centers. Cmdr. Grady Duffey, far left, and Anthony Collamati, F/A-18 wing program manager, near left, look on. (U.S. Navy photo by Kaylee Larocque/Released) COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTION | scan the code to sign up now! NAVAL AIR LOGISTICS FLEET READINESS CENTERS Armor & Mobility | March/April 2017 | 25

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