Logistics Transformation Program Integration Office 2008

U.S. Coast Guard Logistics Transformation Support
April 22, 2008
AGEXPRONT Training and Digital Certificates Technical Assistance
May 1, 2007

Consulting services to support the Logistics Transformation Program Integration Office (LTPIO) in its transformation of the U. S. Coast Guard’s enterprise logistics program.

55-foot Boat Decommissioning Study

SITUATION

BOSTON - Two Massachusetts based Coast Guard assets, a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Gloucester and a Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, transit out of the Gloucester Harbor during a training exercise Aug. 25. Coast Guard photo by Luke Pinneo

BOSTON – Two Massachusetts based Coast Guard assets, a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Gloucester and a Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, transit out of the Gloucester Harbor during a training exercise Aug. 25.
Coast Guard photo by Luke Pinneo

decision analysis partners LLC (dap) worked with the Coast Guard’s Logistics Transformation Program Integration Office (LTPIO) Team to evaluate mission support alternatives for an aging class of assets.Specifically, one of the USCG’s large Aid to Navigation (ATON) boats was reaching the end of its useful life, making it expensive and hard to maintain. USCG needed to evaluate the use of alternative boats and ATON technologies to meet mission needs.

APPROACH

dap developed a comprehensive simulation of how the current fleet, personnel and ATON performed themission and conducted a thorough analysis of alternatives, both in terms of alternative boats and ATON technologies. dap developed detailed life cycle support costs for these alternatives.

RESULTS

dap’s analysis demonstrated that retiring the current aging fleet and using alternative assets and supporting technologies would have minimal operational impacts, while significantly reducing support costs:
> USCG would avoid excess maintenance costs on the current asset of over $2 million annually
> USCG would avoid over $1 million in costs to set up the aging asset in the new USCG logistics support program
> Additional supply support and retraining requirements would be eliminated, saving additional time and money