Total Life Cycle Management of the Special Operations Craft Riverine
Bowser, Travis S.
Hatfield, Nathan W.
Boudreau, Michael W.
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Naval Special Warfare Group 4 (NSWG-4) provides Special Operations Craft Riverine (SOCR) and boat crews for operational use within Special Operations Command (SOCOM). In this report, we analyze the logistics support provided for these craft. We review the literature dealing with life cycle cost, life cycle management, operational availability, and repair kitting as they relate to the logistics support for the SOCR. We create a model for determining required pre-staged inventories needed to maintain an objective availability for SOCR. We also create a simulation to analyze the impacts of parameters affecting operational availability. We use the literature review and data analysis to inform recommendations to improve logistics support for the SOCR.
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