Planning yard

Fleet Modernization and Ship Sustainment
Services List

Swiftships Planning Yard (PY) support provides end-to-end turnkey support from the engineering, technical, planning, ship configuration, data, and logistics lifetime support efforts for our clients. Our PY efforts include, but are not limited to:

  • Fleet Modernization Program Planning
  • Ship Change Planning and Development
  • Operating Cycle Integration Program Management
  • Work Integration Package Engineering
  • Ship Configuration Logistics Support Information System (SCLSIS) Support and Configuration Data Management (CDM)
  • Research Engineering and Modeling
  • Provisioned Items Order (PIO) and other Integrated PY Material Support
  • Technical Documentation Maintenance and Updates including Engineering Operational Sequencing System and Combat System Operational Sequencing System (EOSS and CSOSS)
  • Naval Standard Engineering Data Repository (NSEDR) System Input and Data Management
  • Interface and Coordination with Regional Maintenance Centers (RMCs)
  • Managing Related Class Ship Selected Record Document (SSRD)
  • Hull Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) Engineering Standardization

These efforts are in support of Chief of Naval Operations Availabilities (CNOVs), scheduled and unscheduled Continuous Maintenance Availabilities (CMAVs), Emergent Maintenance (EM), Repair Availabilities (RAVs), and Expeditionary Availabilities (ERAVs). Our proven PY program management scope also covers:

  • Task Management
  • Material Estimating, Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM)
  • Financial Reporting
  • Cost and Schedule Metrics including Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Cost Performance
  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • Availability Planning and Post Availability Effectiveness Metrics
  • Personnel, Production and Administration Management

This pillar guides our company in the foundational aspects of strong sustainability leadership. Our proven sustainability program offering controls the use of resource to provide equitable and continuous availability not only to the present challenges, but also for future performance without any harmful impact on the environment by building economies of scale. Swiftships is committed to reducing environmental impacts across all operations. We use four (4) primary areas to help its customers:

  • Operational Availability and System requirements to define the operational availability requirement by mission area to the ship level. In addition, by documenting all equipment failures that affect the ability of a ship to perform primary missions
  • Joint Capabilities and Systems requirements to include factors that could result in a ship being unavailable for operations, such as unplanned maintenance, unplanned losses, and training
  • Material Availability development should fully capture all factors that could preclude a ship from being ready when needed
  • Cost Estimation to follow Swiftships identified best practices by conducting sensitivity analyses to improve assessment of cost risk in the O&S costs during sustainment period to map out life-cycle cost estimates
Supply Chain Management

Swiftships actively working to measure and ultimately reduce environmental impact in our supply chain through collaboration and transparency. Our Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) offers comprehensive and program/project-specific supply chain design and management services. We have developed successful partnerships with hundreds of international and local Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), vendors, and suppliers. Our optimized SCMS and Integrated Logistics System (ILS) practices result in tremendous savings for our clients. Our processes are driven by ISO 9001:2015, and we have developed our process management based on the proven methodology used by Swiftships, where the system allows clients to lower life cycle costs and decrease logistics footprint. At the same time, the advanced technology enables real-time visibility and asset tracking solutions through 2D barcode (low cost) and advanced Radio Frequency Identification Definition (RFID).

Ship ALT/Modernization

Swiftships has been known as “the gold standard” for all others to follow regarding the best management techniques of Installation and Modernization practices. We employ the most complex work that’s “light years” above many other shipyards. As a result, SUPSHIP Gulfcoast has recommended us to Foreign Clients. Team Swift used our extensive experience and proven processes to ensure all necessary performance data is maintained correctly. The Post-delivery process will provide work certification readiness reports to the Hull Manager before each applicable milestone/critical event (i.e., Production Completion Date (PCD), Combat System Production Completion Date (CS PCD), Dock Trials, and End of Availability) or final certification event. It will be the primary interface during QA audits. In cases where the installations are unable to complete by designated milestone, Swift uses the following methodology:

  • Inform the Availability Manager as early in the process as possible
  • Document the extent of work remaining in the “Exceptions List”
  • Impact List to Ship’s Equipment
  • Impact List to Ship’s Capabilities
  • Propose a revised schedule to accomplish the remaining work
Quality Management

Swiftships follows a strict Process Engineering Quality Management System (PEQMS) procedure and Quality Assurance (QA) processes to facilitate working group efforts focused on the identification of opportunities of performance improvement change implementation to support quality and performance enhancements. By incorporating CMMI and ISO 9001 principles, practices, and methods from quality management, change management, and capability improvement, Swiftships team will establish a quality baseline and will constantly monitor and measures resources, processes, and technology to identify opportunities for increased quality, efficiency, and stability of the strategies and solutions for this program.

Furthermore, Swiftships follows two inspection checkpoints before undergoing an acceptance inspection. Once a technician executes a work order, the technical lead will conduct a visual inspection before calling the QA inspector for a formal quality inspection. The QA inspector is responsible for notifying technical leads to required re-work, and work orders cannot be “Closed” until all inspecting authorities sign-off.

GOCO Management

Swiftships provide all types of complex, restricted, and technical availabilities (including drydock availabilities and the integration of related repair efforts such as AIT’s) while managing the GOCO facilities in Egypt and Iraq. Our team is highly experienced and trained Management professionals that support client facility management tasks, such as the following:

  • PMO: Acquisition Management, Financial Management
  • Facility Management: Shore Facility Support (Repair Facilities, Laboratories), Industrial Plant Equipment (IPE
  • Logistics: Technical documentation, Repair of Repairables, Obsolescence Management
  • Training: Apprentice Program, Training Technical Equipment Modernization, and Support/OJT, and Curriculum Development
  • Information Technology: System Design and Development, and Technical Support
  • Manpower: On-Site Staffing, Position Description Development, and Sub-Management
Research and Development (R&D)