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Document ID:   DSP-CS-8       Scroll down to access document images

Overview
Title:  Hull Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Standardization Program
Scope:  In a 1988 study, the Navy found that proliferation of allowance parts lists (APL's) for items of HM&E equipment had reached unacceptably high levels, causing significant support problems. Navy managers, faced with the need to reduce operating and life-cycle costs, needed to look more at total operating cost vs. acquisition cost. The problem was fueled by multiple factors including lack of engineering awareness and responsibility for life cycle cost, lack of data access, acquisition incentives, obsolescence, manufacturer turnover and Navy Market share. The new approach was to limit the number of unique or nearly unique HM&E or APL's. This was accomplished by a reduction in equipment that had similar functions. Through the promotion of commonality in weapon systems, maximum use of standard design equipment parts, materials, processes helped aid in improving operational readiness and reduced total life cycle logistics and support costs of equipment. As a result, the HM&E standardization program dramatically reduced the unnecessary introduction of the new HM&E equipment in the fleet.
Status:  Active Document Date:        
STDZ Doc Category:   Defense Standardization Program Case Studies  

Responsibilities
Lead Standardization Activity:  SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program  
  Preparing Activity: SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program
Coordination:  Limited  

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