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RESEARCH WORKS

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PhD Thesis - Ship Availability Oriented Contract Management Model

for In-Service Support Contracts of Naval Vessels

The research aimed to address the complex issue of naval ship availability under the ISS (In-Service Support) contract. A decision-making model was developed to enhance the operational availability of naval vessels. The study utilized a multiple-staged mixed-method sequential Delphi exploratory research approach involving 30 experts and five top management experts in ISS contracts in Malaysia.

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Measuring Severity of Downtime Influence Factors to Naval Ship Operational Availability: A Delphi Study

The study involved Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in the first stage to generate DIFs, followed by a questionnaire distribution to measure DIF severity in the second stage. In the third stage, Severe DIFs were confirmed and ranked using a Risk Assessment method. The research identified 50 DIFs impacting RMN ship availability and highlighted the top 15 Severe DIFs, offering insights into key problem areas that should be prioritized for efforts aimed at improving RMN ship availability.

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A Delphi Approach to Identifying the Severity of Downtime Influence Factors Impacting Naval Ship Operational Availability

This research analyses via descriptive statistics whether the demographics of the expert sample had an impact on the outcome of the expert opinion, concluding that in most cases neither gender, designation, years of experience, organization type or qualifications impacted the weightage of importance allocated to each DIFs explaining outliners where applicable.

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Demystifying Ship Operational Availability – An Alternative Approach For The Maintenance Of Naval Vessels

The paper simplifies the understanding of naval ship availability issues for operators, maintainers, logisticians, and other stakeholders. It identifies factors affecting downtime and presents a four-step approach to availability improvement, involving both human and machinery elements. The goal is to enable practitioners to recognize their contributions to enhancing ship availability.

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Availability-Oriented Contract Management Approach: A Simplified View To A Complex Naval Issue

The paper achieves 13 objectives, ranging from identifying DIFs (Downtime Influencing Factors) to developing a Contract Management Control and Monitoring System (ConCaMS). This system assists policymakers, Contract Managers, and stakeholders in efficiently managing ship maintenance contracts. ConCaMS facilitates early actions for recovery, departing from traditional methods.

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Demystifying Ship Operational Availability: An Innovative Approach For Management Of In-Service Support Contracts

The paper introduces an inventive 4-step approach to clarify ship operational availability, considering both human and machinery/system-related factors. It identifies these factors as downtime influence factors (DIFs) and presents them in a simplified format for practitioners to better understand. The aim is to help practitioners recognize their individual contributions to achieving the common goal of improving Ship Operational Availability.

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Research Works

Measuring Severity Of Downtime Influence Factors To Naval Ship Operational Availability – A Delphi Study

The study involved Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in the first stage to generate DIFs, a questionnaire in the second stage to measure DIF severity, and a Risk Assessment method in the third stage to confirm and rank severe DIFs. The research identified 50 DIFs affecting Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) ship availability, with the top 15 severe DIFs pinpointing key problem areas for prioritized efforts in improving RMN ship availability.

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Severity Of Downtime Influence Factors Impacting Naval Ship Operational Availability – A Five-Stage Delphi Consensus Procedure With Snowballing Technique

The study identifies 15 severe DIFs encompassing human and equipment-related factors that impact naval ship availability. These results validate and complement the findings of a previous study by the authors involving 30 experts. The outcomes offer navies and supporting industries valuable insights, allowing them to focus on specific areas of concern and enhance the operational availabilities of their ships in the fleet.

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Identification Of Downtime Influence Factors To Naval Ship Operational Availability For Sustainment Of Naval Force

The study identified 50 DIFs, encompassing human and equipment-related factors. This serves as a foundation for future research aimed at quantifying and ranking DIFs on vessels worldwide. The ultimate goal is to pinpoint key problem areas for prioritized efforts by navies.

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Contract Management Control and Monitoring System for the Royal Malaysian Navy – Post Survey Validation via Top Management Experts

A Contract Management Control and Monitoring System (ConCaMS) was created to address both human and machinery-related factors influencing naval availability, known as Downtime Influence Factors. These factors are identified and prioritized using the Delphi methodology to assess severity. The resulting system was validated by top management experts who unanimously recognized the benefits of ConCaMS, particularly in enhancing availability.

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