Early involvement of the Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) team results in the integration of support and maintainability cost concerns in the design. CHAND’s experience in logistics activities provides valuable inputs to help control and manage support and maintainability costs.

CHAND analyzes vendor data to develop information regarding life cycle cost; reliability, maintainability, and availability (RM&A); maintenance; provisioning; technical manuals; and training. This analysis determines the system and equipment maintenance requirements, logistic support resources required to perform maintenance tasks, tools and test equipment, repair parts, and consumables.

Additional information includes overhaul schedule and estimated cost, fuel consumption, repairability, spare parts availability, supportability, and required training.

Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a process of analyzing systems, subsystems, and equipment to determine the likely functional failures of a system or piece of equipment that may have a significant impact on the mission, safety, or life cycle cost of a given platform.

CHAND has an experienced team of RCM Analysts who are both RCM Level I (NAVSEA Backfit RCM for Practitioners) and RCM Level II (Classic RCM for Planned Maintenance System (PMS) Development) certified.