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We wake up every day to put our collective experience, skills and talents to work for the success of your operation.

We are Life Cycle Engineering.

For decades, the U.S. military and industrial operations around the world have relied on LCE to improve risk management, reliability and productivity of their assets and operations.

Throughout this collaborative journey, LCE not only enhances these critical aspects but also cultivates the skills of their teams by working alongside our experts. This “guide by the side” philosophy is the way LCE does business, and is the core essence of LCE’s commitment to share expertise and empower people and organizations to reach their full potential. It’s just what LCE does.

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Consulting. Engineering. IT/Cyber Security. Education.

We’ve been helping operations implement world-class asset management, reliability, maintenance and engineering solutions since 1976.

In the decades since, LCE’s expertise has grown to include proprietary consulting models around process excellence, change management, leadership, and digital application rationalization services.

What do you want to achieve? Put our expertise, tools and resources to the test against your challenges.

What We Do


Industrial Consulting and Services

Reliability, engineering, process excellence, and asset management solutions integrated with change management support to help public and private enterprises improve performance, increase capacity, lower operational costs, improve quality and engage the workforce.


Industrial Training and Workforce Development

The Life Cycle Institute develops and delivers industrial training and university-backed certifications that change behavior and produce results.


Smart Manufacturing and Digital Operations

Integrating application rationalization into your digital operations transformation involves delivering assessments, roadmaps, and consulting support tailored to optimize your software landscape.


Marine and Waterfront Services

Marine engineering and technical services for navies, commercial marine operators, and industrial companies. Shipyard and shipboard maintenance management, work packages, and remote planning services.


Military Workforce Development

LCE offers cybersecurity training, IT and asset maintenance apprentice programs, specialized marine and engineering coaches, and experts to develop your workforce for today and tomorrow.


Talent and Staffing

Staff augmentation and direct placement of highly skilled IT, reliability engineering, maintenance management, and maintenance and reliability professionals.


IT and Cybersecurity

IT solutions in software and systems engineering, IT operations, information assurance and cyber security engineering.


Integrated Logistics

Acquisition, logistics, and obsolescence planning and life cycle support services for ships, shipboard assets, aviation systems, and global supply management.

Success Stories and Testimonials

Providing Pre-Startup Reliability Strategies for a Carbon-Negative Materials Plant
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) is tasked by NSWC Code 425 with providing On-Site Representation (OSR) to ACU-4. LCE currently has two Shipboard Equipment Assessment (SEA) Coaches assigned to this command.
Investing in Reliability Pays off for Commercial Bakery
A leading frozen bakery supplier struggled with production inefficiencies and high waste levels despite investments in equipment and personnel. Partnering with Life Cycle Engineering, they implemented reliability best practices, achieving significant improvements such as increasing OEE to 77% and reducing product waste by 30%, with projected annual savings nearing $500,000 and potential total savings of almost $10 million across all production lines.
An Automotive Company Invests in Education and CMRP Certification To Drive a Culture of Reliability
The many benefits of increased reliability are widely understood – improved safety, less downtime, extended asset life. But how does one actually create a culture that values and creates reliability? An automotive manufacturer had an opportunity to test drive an intentional strategy when they opened a new facility at a greenfield site. Like plenty of other manufacturing organizations, the 2008 recession had put some real stresses on a nearby existing plant, pushing it to become reactive in how it operated. When the new plant opened up, the management team and engineers that migrated to the new operation knew that in order for it to flourish they needed to implement reliability best practices and create a culture that was proactive instead of reactive. They expected a shared commitment to reliability would result in improved performance and a better place to work. They were right!
LCE’s SEA Coaches Cost-Effectively Keep ACU-4’s LCAC Mission Ready
Facing maintenance challenges stemming from budget constraints and limited resources, Life Cycle Engineering’s Sea Coaches efficiently maintain ACU-4's LCAC fleet, ensuring mission readiness. Thanks to the expertise of the SEA Coaches, ACU-4 was able to use a Ready for Issue nozzle and complete the repair for a fraction of the price. In addition to completing the immediate repairs, LCE’s SEA Coaches also developed and documented classroom training on the proper procedures for removing and installing main engines onboard LCACs.
LCE Equips U.S. Navy Sailors with the Training and Skills They Need to Keep Diesel Engines Running
A shortage of adequately trained sailors was compromising diesel engine readiness and availability of LPD 17 Class ships, prompting the implementation of various training strategies by the Navy to bridge the gap and enhance operational readiness. Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) provided essential training and skills to U.S. Navy sailors, ensuring they were equipped to maintain diesel engines effectively, thereby enhancing operational readiness.
LCE Contributes Shipyard Expertise to the U.S. Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP)
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) played a pivotal role in the U.S. Navy's Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), a 20-year, $21-billion initiative aimed at modernizing the Navy's four nuclear shipyards. These aging facilities across the country, faced obsolescence issues as they repair the Navy's nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. LCE contributed expertise to create digital twin models of these shipyards, crucial for preparing for a multi-billion-dollar optimization overhaul and recapitalization, ensuring readiness and efficiency of these critical infrastructure assets.
By Finding and Fixing the Right Problem, LCE SEA Coaches Help Navy Sailors Learn New Skills and Save Maintenance Dollars
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) collaborated with the U.S. Navy's Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) engineering department to directly support Fleet and Type Commanders. Our expertise as "Sea Coaches" assisted sailors in learning new maintenance skills, aligning with MARMC's mission to design, build, deliver, and maintain ships and systems efficiently. Through this partnership, LCE helped identify and fix maintenance issues, resulting in significant cost savings.
The University of Wisconsin Partners with the Life Cycle Institute to Design and Deliver a Predictive Maintenance Course
The University of Wisconsin partnered with the Life Cycle Institute to develop and offer a predictive maintenance course. This collaboration aimed to enhance participants' skills in predictive maintenance strategies, contributing to improved equipment reliability and operational efficiency. The course designed by the Life Cycle Institute provided valuable insights and tools for implementing predictive maintenance practices, benefiting both students and industry professionals seeking to optimize maintenance processes.
Institute Student’s Journey to Reliability Engineering Excellence
Bret Berry, a maintenance professional, underwent a transformative journey with Life Cycle Engineering Institute's Reliability Engineering Certification (REC) and Maintenance Management Certification (MMC) programs. Armed with new expertise, he implemented risk-based asset management practices, resulting in over $7 million in savings for his company. This journey advanced his career and equipped him to foster a culture of continuous improvement within his team.
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Revised Material Inventory Practices Save Space, Time and Money
A small U.S. Navy expeditionary command faced challenges with material inventory management, resulting in losses and inefficiencies. Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) stepped in to address these issues, implementing revised material inventory practices that optimized inventory management processes and introduced efficient storage solutions. This initiative not only saved space, time, and money but also enabled the command to streamline operations and ensure quicker turnaround times for deploying sailors.
LCE Helps Software Provider Build a More Flexible and Secure Solution
The St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground Commission, a parks and recreation agency in South Carolina, faced a challenge with their eTrak Recreation Software, a suite of management software created for recreation professionals. The software needed enhancements to be more flexible and secure. Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) stepped in to assist, leveraging their expertise to address these issues and improve the software solution. This collaboration underscores LCE's commitment to empowering clients and improving their offerings for the community's benefit.
The Swagelok Reliability Journey Includes an Important Role for Reliability Engineers
Facing equipment reliability challenges, Swagelok embarked on a reliability journey, partnering with Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) and emphasizing the pivotal role of reliability engineers. While implementing Reliability Excellence, Swagelok laid the foundation to achieve its goal of 80 percent planned work. Implementing new business processes increased efficiency, but the true value came from reliability engineering, which significantly reduced failures. The reduction in MRO spend covered the project's cost and garnered strong support from senior management to advance further.

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