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dc.contributor.advisorHousel, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorKenney, Michael E.
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:12Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:12Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37648
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn order to keep its ships and aircraft in an operational status, the U.S. Navy must have access to the parts necessary for repair. Current supply warehouses do not always carry the required repair parts; therefore, when parts are unavailable, the Navy must either look to traditional acquisition sources or utilize manufacturing capabilities available at depot and intermediate maintenance activities. This thesis examines the potential cost benefits of incorporating additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, and collaborative product life cycle management (CPLM) software into these maintenance activities. The research uses the knowledge value added (KVA) methodology to analyze modeled data and capture and quantify the benefits of introducing AM and CPLM technologies into Navy maintenance activities. This proof of concept was developed to apply AM and CPLM to as-is and several to-be maintenance process models in order to measure the potential benefits. By introducing AM and CPLM technologies into the current manufacturing process, the notional scenario showed positive results and suggests a significant reduction to cycle time and a potential cost savings of $1.49 billion annually.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/costreductionthr1094537648
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleCost reduction through the use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) and collaborative product life cycle management technologies to enhance the Navy's maintenance programsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMun, Johnathan
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.subject.authorAdditive Manufacturingen_US
dc.subject.author3D Printingen_US
dc.subject.authorKnowledge Value Addeden_US
dc.subject.authorCollaborative Product Lifecycle Managementen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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