OCCM for MRO
Aspirin for the headache of contract changes
MRO with OCCM
About Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
Depot-level availabilities enable Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of US Navy warships. Keeping availabilities on schedule is imperative simply because there are more ships than shipyard availabilities and a delay during maintenance on one ship causes a cascading and unrecoverable delay on future schedules.
Availabilities are massive projects involving dozens of disciplines, various stakeholders, multiple schedules, and budgets of millions or billions. Changes are inevitable. Lots of changes.
When changes occur, tasks are added or changed as the situation demands. One contractor’s work may expand to accommodate the change or even pause when another contractor’s expertise is required.
Massive projects come with massive changes and sooner or later the project’s critical path takes a hit. The schedule slips. Budgets leak money. And the next ship in the queue wastes time, money and fleet readiness.
Every change is evaluated for merit, cost, time, and project schedule. Upon proceeding, practically every change requires a new contract or modification of an existing contract. More time is lost as details of a change are incorporated into the formal language of a contract. And here’s the kicker: The contract modification process often takes more time than the physical work! This bears repeating:
Contract modifications often take longer than the actual work!
About Open Concurrent Contract Modification (OCCM)
Our software can make a huge difference by absolutely shortening the time needed for contract modification and approval. The Open Concurrent Contract Modification system makes quick work of contract modifications with an electronic workflow that, save for human intervention, enables contract modifications – complete with all contracting requirements – in mere seconds.
All parties to the contract process, from sub-contractors to prime contractors, from shipboard managers to financial stakeholders, are instantly in the workflow loop, anywhere in the world. As a result, contract modifications are completed in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks.
It is fair to say – with no hyperbole whatsoever – that our Open Concurrent Contract Modification system can shorten availabilities, save millions of dollars, and contribute significantly to improving fleet readiness.