NAVSEA Hosts Surface Ship TMA Conference

Thursday, November 10, 2005
The Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Fleet Naval Engineering Group and Maintenance Process Improvement team (FNEG & MPI) hosted the semi-annual surface ship Top Management Attention (TMA) meeting Oct. 18-20 at the Washington Navy Yard.

Representatives from 27 different Navy activities were on hand to discuss 384 current fleet maintenance issues, close 44 items, and generate 28 new action items into the TMA/Top Management Issues (TMI) process.

"The TMA process provides a great forum for all of the players to discuss fleet maintenance issues, and more importantly, a forum to find solutions for these problems," said Capt. Robert Verbos, fleet advocate and head of FNEG & MPI. "With that in mind, I believe this was a very successful meeting."

Three maintenance items were selected by the TMA committee for flag-level review at the next TMI meeting, tentatively scheduled for January. The three items, which will be presented at TMI for funding consideration, include shipboard Oil-Water Separator Systems, Improved Paint Detection Systems and Preservation Initiatives.

FNEG & MPI's Engineering for Reduced Maintenance (ERM) program had five items introduced into the TMA/TMI process for fiscal year 2006. These items include Insertable Stalk Inspection System, Mechanically Adjustable Chocks, Stern Tube Seals, Variable Speed Drives, and Combat Systems.

FNEG & MPI works closely with Fleet Forces Command in its fleet advocacy role to streamline naval maintenance practices through the TMA/TMI program, which NAVSEA's Ship Design, Integration and Engineering Directorate manages. The program saves the fleet valuable time and reduces cost while increasing shipboard material condition readiness through TMA.

The TMA/TMI semi-annual meetings for surface ship issues have been facilitated by FNEG & MPI since 1995. The process was refreshed in 2002 with the establishment of a structured system induction and problem resolution process.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Arabian Shipping at Risk of Al Qaeda Attack

Al Qaeda's Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni government forces

$280m Deal for Pacific Patrol Boats Replacement

The Turnbull Government today signed a contract with Austal Ships Pty Ltd to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific

This Day In Naval History: May 4

1917 - Destroyer Division 8, commanded by Cmdr. Joseph K. Taussig, arrive at Queenstown, Ireland, to protect convoy escorts against German U-Boats. 1942 - Battle

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0616 sec (16 req/sec)