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Value Thinking Rescues Navy

Sunday, January 01, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joseph Sapp
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Naval Surface Warfare Center 
Port Hueneme Division

When the original manufacturer ceased production on replacement parts, the fire control systems on board Aegis cruisers and destroyers were in jeopardy.

Using a value engineering approach, the team at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, developed a reconditioning process that avoids $2 million in fabrication costs and ensures the equipment lasts for the entire hull-life of a ship.

Their value-based thinking resulted in a $28 million cost avoidance for fiscal 2013 and won the team the DoD Fiscal 2012 Value Engineering Achievement Award.

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