Life Cycle Engineering Success Stories

  • LCE Contributes Expertise to the U.S. Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP)

    The Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) is a 20-year, $21-billion effort to modernize the U.S. Navy’s four nuclear shipyards in Kittery, Maine; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Portsmouth, Virginia; and Bremerton, Washington. These public shipyards – which repair the Navy’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers — are aging and facing obsolescence issues. The Navy commissioned a program to create digital twin models of these shipyards to prepare for a multi-billion-dollar optimization overhaul and recapitalization of these critical infrastructure assets.

  • Drilling into the Data Helps a Steel Company Reduce Downtime and Improve OEE

    A steel producer was incurring significant unscheduled downtime due to equipment and processing issues. This was particularly problematic because the company was struggling to meet market demands.

  • Life Cycle Engineering Successfully Executes LCS Preventive Maintenance Availability

    The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are fast, agile, mission-focused, and platform-designed for operations in near-shore environments, yet are also capable of open-ocean operations.

  • How a Cheese Manufacturer is Meeting Growing Customer Demand

    A cheese manufacturer has engaged with Life Cycle Engineering to apply a time-tested Reliability Excellence® (Rx) approach to meet its objectives.

  • Solving Motor Issues Reduces Production Downtime for a Major Steel Company

    An integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe was encountering various motor issues as well as critical equipment availability of required repair parts.

  • A Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Applies RBAM to Improve a Filling Line’s Reliability

    A diversified, global healthcare leader produces vaccines and other injectables in one of its U.S. locations. A focus on equipment availability and uptime was a priority due to market demands and patient needs. The manufacturing facility reached out to LCE for help with improving utilization of maintenance time and resources in their aseptic filling area.

  • LCE Engineers Support U.S. Navy Modernization Efforts with Design and Cost-Analysis of Fuel Delivery System for LPD Class Ships

    Code 421 of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division is responsible for engineering management of the design criteria and lifecycle sustainment of both new-construction and in-service U.S. Navy ships. This includes proposing and managing modernization initiatives that will increase efficiency, reliability, maintainability, and ultimately operational availability, while also making every effort to reduce total ownership cost (TOC).

  • Hot Strip Mill Regaining Former Status

    In 2017 a major steel company decided to focus on a significant reliability improvement initiative at several of their steelmaking operations. Improvement in reliability was needed in many of the operations. But none were more important than their hot strip mill, which needed to produce the lion’s share of the company’s products.

  • Ensuring Functional Air-Conditioning Units Helps to Keep Destroyer at Sea

    The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) is a NAVSEA Echelon IV command responsible for providing technical assistance, equipment assessment, and industrial maintenance oversight for Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) and Combat Systems equipment on U.S. Navy surface ships, aircraft carriers, and submarines in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. 

  • An Operational Readiness Audit Helps Supermarket Chain Expand Production on Schedule

    An American, privately-held supermarket chain needed to expand their snack food production and modernize their manufacturing facilities. With $26 billion in annual sales and more than 116,000 partners (employees), the company is recognized for its commitment to its customers, the communities it serves, philanthropy, diversity and sustainability. The supermarket chain operates several manufacturing facilities in the United States, and produces many of its own-brand products.

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