Accenture wins contract to develop U.S. Navy’s shipyard maintenance system

Accenture has been awarded a contract worth $16.3 million by U.S. Navy to develop a new maintenance system featuring mobile devices to help increase efficiencies and generate cost savings for the U.S. Department of the Navy’s shipyard maintenance operations.

The electronic Technical Work Documents (eTWD), implemented in association with Accenture, is a critical initiative for the Department of the Navy’s Ship Depot Maintenance Program.

Vince Vlasho, who leads Accenture’s work with the Navy, says the system will dramatically improve the way maintenance is performed in the shipyards, and in turn, improve fleet readiness, making critical budget dollars available for other force structure and readiness initiatives.

Mobile devices and automation are integral to the eTWD system, which is designed to reengineer maintenance processes and replace paper-based processes.

The system will support the maintenance lifecycle – planning and scheduling of maintenance activities, authoring technical maintenance documents and procedures and managing maintenance activities.

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Accenture will help maintenance workers and supervisors deliver the most up-to-date information and instructions needed to perform and document maintenance activities on a mobile device like tablet. The device also enables real-time collaboration among workers and supervisors.

The eTWD system will reengineer and standardize ship work processes across all four of the Navy’s public shipyards: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

“Navy eTWD is a critical initiative for the Department of the Navy’s Ship Depot Maintenance Program,” said Vince Vlasho, who leads Accenture’s work with the Navy. “It will dramatically improve the way maintenance is performed in the shipyards, and in turn, improve fleet readiness, making critical budget dollars available for other force structure and readiness initiatives.”

Accenture also supports the Navy with comprehensive audit readiness services for the Navy’s Office of Financial Operations as well as systems integration and engineering services for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.

 

 

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