TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Information Systems, Materials/Processes
ACQUISITION PROGRAM: NAVSUP Fuels Asset Management and Maintenance System (FAMMS)
OBJECTIVE: Develop a mobile platform (hardware and software) that integrates with the IBM MAXIMO Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system used by Fuels Asset Maintenance Management System (FAMMS)¹.
DESCRIPTION: FAMMS is utilized by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Centers (FLCs) to maintain petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) facility equipment assets at Defense Fuel Support Points (DFSPs). The system tracks equipment assets and manages all aspects of fuel facility maintenance. Personnel currently rely on paper work-orders generated by FAMMS to update, distribute and post maintenance record data, a cumbersome and inefficient process. At the beginning of each month, NAVSUP FLC Fuel Department maintenance management personnel generate the month’s work-orders and job plans. The job plans detail the steps to perform the work-order tasks and describe any safety precautions, hazards, special tools or materials and special instructions. The work-orders are printed, sorted, distributed and assigned accordingly. Upon completion of the assigned task, the maintenance personnel annotate pertinent information on the work-order (labor datum, hours, special comments, etc.) and hand in the paper work-order for manual entry into FAMMS. NAVSUP FLC Fuel Departments generate and print thousands of paper work-orders each month. In November 2015, nine of the 16 DFSPs using FAMMS generated and completed 7,561 work-orders. NAVSUP FLC San Diego averages 1,300 work-orders per month; NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound averages 800. Each work-order has multiple pages. One job plan for a scheduled annual work-order in NAVSUP FLC San Diego is 300 pages long. The period of time between the actual maintenance action (recorded on paper) and the data entry into FAMMS risks a loss of integrity due to latency. Data entry may also be slowed due to lack of completeness or legibility of the paper work-order. The labor used for data entry averages 435 hours per year at NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound (Manchester Fuels).
Developing a mobile platform for FAMMS will improve efficiencies in asset management and maintenance work-order processes. Implementation of this technology will enhance fuel facility labor management practices and improve productivity with continuous access to data. Time for data entry and record maintenance actions will be decreased since work data would be captured at the point of execution. Works order tasks assigned and distributed electronically eliminates the need to print reams of paper each month. The solution must provide a mobile platform that combines a hardware device and software applications that integrate with the IBM MAXIMO EAM system. The device must have a minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM) to support the MAXIMO EAM system. The device screen size must be no smaller than 4 inches long by 2 inches wide. The device battery life must last throughout an 8-hour work shift without need for recharging. The device must be capable of both wired and wireless internet connectivity. The device’s operating system must be capable of running when internet connectivity is not available (offline mode). The mobile device must comply with MIL-STD-810G, being ruggedized to withstand the work environment of a fuel facility or must be augmented by ruggedized accessories (protective cases, sleeves, screen covers). The software application must be able to synchronize data with FAMMS that was entered into the mobile device while the device was in offline mode. It must run on any mobile device (Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows). The solution (hardware and software) must meet the system DoD accreditation and certification requirements as cited in DoDI 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), and DoDI 8500.01, Cybersecurity.
PHASE I: Develop the Mobile Platform for the FAMMS operational concept and select viable hardware and software solutions that meet the requirements identified in the description. The company will perform proof-of-concept and prepare any supporting documentation for technology development. The company will provide an initial layout of the capabilities and a plan for the development and demonstration of a prototype solution as part of Phase II.
PHASE II: Based on the results of Phase I, produce a mobile platform prototype solution, conduct a technology demonstration and deployment of the Mobile Platform for the FAMMS solution at an operational DFSP within the continental U.S.
PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Based on the results of Phase II, deploy the Mobile Platform for the FAMMS solution to all FAMMS participating DFSPs. The company will explore the potential to transfer the solution to other military and commercial systems. Private Sector Commercial Potential: Development of this solution to meet the Navy's POL asset management and work management maintenance needs would present the small business with the potential to apply the resulting technology to satisfy requirements for large commercial organizations in the fuel management and other sectors.
- DoDI 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), dated 12 March 2014.
- DoDI 8500.01, Cybersecurity, dated 14 March 2014.
KEYWORDS: Mobile; Fuels; MAXIMO; FAMMS; Asset Management; Work Management, automated work order