Thor Solutions

Logistics/Reliability Centered Maintenance

Full Service Life Cycle Management; agile systems engineering methods focusing on total system/total life-cycle performance.

  • Material Inspections
  • Maintenance Program Management
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
         - Failure Finding Analysis
         - Failure Modes Effects Analysis
         - Logic Tree Analysis
         - Servicing and Lubrication Analysis
         - Level of Repair Analysis
  • Maintenance Procedure Development
  • Maintenance Management Training

Logistics Management. THOR brings expertise in analysis, assistance and support to formulate, develop and maintain Logistics Resource Funding Plans (LRFPs), Logistics Requirements Funding Summaries (LRFSs) or equivalent multi-year requirements and funding plans. We understand the importance of these plans in identifying funding requirements for each ILS element, determining the funding available for each operating year, and identifying any shortfalls in funding requirements.

Within cost-effective logistics strategies for cross-platform systems that improve sustainment at reduced TOC is THOR’s experience, contribution, and current support to advance both Navy and Coast Guard commonality in the MCS. For example, supporting CG-932 representation within the NAVSEA's Enterprise Commonality, "MCS Architecture Deep Dive" (MCSADD) IPT effort, THOR’s draft of MCSADD IPT related work products, staffing, and participation in the MCSADD IPT’s detailed technical discussions is enabling a universal Navy/Coast Guard MCS Commonality definition and goal. THOR’s current draft “MCS Commonality” definition emerging within larger Navy/Coast Guard Policy Goals for MCS Systems is articulated as follows:

  • “MCS Commonality is defined as variation reduction at the architecture, system, component and commodity level. System commonality between ships and ship classes offers significantly lower TOC across all phases of a ship’s service life. For example during new systems acquisition or modernization, system commonality achieves lower TOC through design artifact reuse, reduced training development and common part provisioning with existing programs. During operations and sustainment, lower TOC offered by system commonality includes larger economic order quantities of components, less complex technology insertion, and simpler Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Solutions (DMSMS) planning.”

Critically amplifying the above larger Navy-CG MCMS Commonality effort is THOR’s current, more narrowly defined draft definition (in CG-932 staffing):

  • “The Common Coast Guard Machinery Control System (CCGMCS) is defined as the mission critical system domain providing the capability to operate, supervise and monitor ship’s machinery systems including main propulsion, electrical power generation and distribution,  auxiliary system, ship maneuvering control and associated support systems. The CCGMCS consists of various software and hardware components that interface with ship machinery systems including computer server workstations, operator panels, processors, sensors, final control elements, cabling, computer software and other equipment required for interfacing control consoles, workstations to ship machinery and associated support systems.”

THOR’s deep understanding and current support USCG’s initiative to act as the MCMS Lead System Integrator (LSI) in both acquisition, and to provide a fully integrated engineering and logistics support capability throughout the complete asset service life comes as a critical enabler to MCS.

USCG plans for the replacement of select obsolete MPCMS in legacy platforms and to acquire a new MCMS throughout in-service and new acquisition programs provide the unique opportunity to achieve commonality in MCMS  / MPCMS hardware and software across multiple Coast Guard platforms, eliminating asset unique system and lifecycle maintenance.

To this end, and as supported by THOR, CG-45 and CG-932 chartered the establishment of an MCMS / MPCMS IPT with wide Stakeholder membership,  to make possible the USCG MCMS/ MPCMS LSI role, and to lower MCMS / MPCMS TOC. THOR’s support of NSC MCS, 270’ Cutter MPCMS and WMEC 39 Alex Haley MPCS modernization projects, as well as support of OPC 202 Technical Data Package Specification (MCS) development, and FRC MCS-5 sustainability option development, positions THOR as the current support provider of choice for the MCMS / MPCMS IPT.