The navy has moved from cost-plus contracts, which have given a single shipyard guaranteed work on a single class of vessels for one year, to a fixed-price contracting mechanism, in which each ship`s shipyards individually for work offer increased competition for labour and lower prices. Excellence, On Time, On Budget As the Navy consolidates ship repair contracts – vergabe does not a number of ships over a period of years to certain yards, the competition for those large projects is getting fierce. Our decades of specialized experience and performance-oriented culture makes us unique qualified to compete, and […] Galinis called P2P “a detailed analysis of the processes we use that really tries to identify drivers in terms of maintenance delays and improved performance results.” P2P has generated a number of targeted improvement initiatives, and Galinis said all three are most likely to continue Ship maintenance will result in delays in planning, material management and change management. The idea that the ship`s maintenance work should be done on an efficient and ad hoc basis is not new, but it has new meaning in light of defence Minister Mark Esper`s announcement last week that the fleet will increase by 66 per cent over the next 25 years from 296 today to about 500 by 2045. While the first question many have asked since the announcement is: How will the navy afford to buy 200 more ships over the next two decades, a reasonable follow-up question on how the navy will maintain them all? “We have just made efforts to really engage with the waterfront project teams – so both the navy and the shipyard teams manage these availability – to really assess the effectiveness of implementing some of these process improvement initiatives that we have presented. And so I think other clues will give us” maintenance availability that is ending more and more on time, he said. “The efforts that have been developed in recent years will, in my view, give us an opportunity to see the effectiveness with which we are rehabilitating this change until the individual availability of ships. We see a good decrease in maintenance delay days from 2019 to 2020. And the only restriction I would impose is a part related to the reset of durations. The desire for multi-ship contracts exists because the current mechanism does not provide a strong incentive for shipyards to invest heavily in their shipyards if they are not sure they will receive more than one award, Moore said. The challenge is to develop an appropriate pricing mechanism for several ship repairs.