Marines tap "Crystal Ball" to predict readiness

10/25/2013 | DVIDS

Reliability Centered Maintenance is part of the U.S. Marine Corps' new computer-based program for boosting readiness while paring costs. The Research and Readiness Analysis cell within Marine Corps Systems Command's Acquisition Logistics and Product Support uses a tool dubbed "Crystal Ball" to gauge the likely effect of maintenance decisions over time. "This brings modeling and simulation into the picture with software designed to project the effects of sustainment-related decisions over the performance of a system throughout its lifecycle," said Joe Katz, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement logistician and former R2A predictive analysis lead.

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