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Z-Gram #46; dated 15 October 1970

Refinement of Ships 3-M MDCS Sub-System

R 151927Z OCT 70
FM CNO (Z-46)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS //N04790//
REFINEMENT OF SHIPS 3-M MDCS SUB-SYSTEM

A. 3-M MANUAL OPNAV 43P2
B. OPNAVINST 5200.16, OP-433 SER 1270P43 OF 23 SEP 70 (NOTAL)

1. AS PART OF A CONTINUING EFFORT TO REDUCE THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORKLOAD ON NAVAL PERSONNEL IN SHIPS, THIS NAVOP IMPLEMENTS THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SHIPS 3-M SYSTEM REVIEW GROUP WHICH WAS APPOINTED BY THE CNO TO FURTHER REFINE THE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM AND ENHANCE ITS OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS.

2. WITHIN THE MDCS SUB-SYSTEM, THE FOLLOWING REFINEMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

A. EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION CODE REPORTING WILL BE LIMITED TO THOSE CODES LISTED IN THE EIC MASTER INDEX MANUAL OF 1 JUN 70.

B. SUBMARINES WILL CONTINUE TO REPORT MAINTENANCE ACTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCE A AS SUPPLEMENTED BY FLEET CINCS. THE REMAINING PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH DO NOT APPLY TO THESE SHIPS UNLESS SPECIFIED BY FLEET CINCS.

C. MAINTENANCE ACTIONS PERFORMED BY SHIPS FORCE WILL NOT BE REPORTED EXCEPT:

(1) ON SELECTED EQUIPMENT AS SPECIFIED FOR SHIPS IN SUBPARAGRAPH TWO DELTA BELOW.

(2) ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR MATERIAL HISTORY IN ACCORDANCE WITH UNIFORM INSTRUCTIONS OF FLTCINC.

(3) AS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN A SIMPLIFIED CSMP IN ACCORDANCE WITH UNIFORM INSTRUCTIONS OF FLTCINC.

D. MAINTENANCE ACTIONS ON SELECTED EQUIPMENT LISTED IN APPENDIX EIGHTEEN OF REFERENCE A WILL BE REPORTED BY:

(1) SHIPS LESS THAN TWENTY YEARS SINCE INITIAL COMMISSIONING.

(2) ALL CLG, CG AND OTHER SPECIAL CASE SHIPS DESIGNATED BY FLEET CINCS.

E. MAINTENANCE DEFERRED FOR PERFORMANCE BY AGENCIES EXTERNAL TO THE SHIP WILL CONTINUE TO BE REPORTED BY ALL SHIPS REGARDLESS OF AGE.

F. MAINTENANCE DEFERRED FOR PERFORMANCE BY SHIP’S FORCE WILL BE REPORTED AT TYCOM OPTION AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDANCE TO BE PUBLISHED BY TYCOM.

3. A SIMPLIFIED FORMAT USING THE EXISTING OPNAV 4790/2K AND A PURIFIED SELECTED EQUIPMENT LIST WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL MATERIAL, AFTER COORDINATION WITH FLEET CINCS, TO REDUCE THE MDCS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR DEFERRED AND COMPLETED MAINTENANCE ACTIONS.

4. CHIEF OF NAVAL MATERIAL AND FLEET COMMANDERS IN CHIEF ARE REQUESTED TO PROVIDE AMPLIFYING INSTRUCTIONS TO THE MODIFIED MDCS REPORTING PROCEDURES OUTLINED ABOVE.

5. COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE REQUESTED TO GIVE WIDE DISSEMINATION WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMANDS TO THE POLICIES CONTAINED HEREIN STREAMLINING MDCS AND REDUCING THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORKLOAD BY APPROXIMATELY FORTY PERCENT ON SHIPS PERSONNEL. A 3-M POLICY COMMITTEE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY REFERENCE B TO FURTHER REVIEW THE SHIPS 3-M SYSTEM FOR ADDITIONAL REFINEMENTS OF MDCS AND PMS SUB-SYSTEMS.

6. THIS NAVOP IS CANCELLED WHEN ITS PROVISIONS HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED IN THE FORTHCOMING CHANGE TO REFERENCE A AND FOR RECORD PURPOSES NOT LATER THAN 1 FEBRUARY 1971. E.R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U. S. NAVY
BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
3-M: maintenance and material management
CG: guided missile cruiser
CINCS: commander-in-chiefs
CLG: light cruiser, guided missile
CNO: Chief of Naval Operations
CSMP: current ship’s maintenance project
EIC: equipment identification code
FLTCINC: fleet commander-in-chief
MDCS: maintenance data collection system
PMS: planned maintenance system
TYCOM: type commander

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Published:Mon Oct 03 07:33:38 EDT 2016