WHAT WE DO
TOTAL RELIABLE AUDITABLE CONTRACTING
TRAC TO SUCCESS
WHO WE ARE
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED
We are a boutique-consulting firm headquartered in San Diego and operating on both coasts. Our mission is to help small businesses in the ship repair and ship support industries succeed from the deck plate up.
We believe that the use of a standardized Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system throughout the supply and service chain – from vendor to subcontractor to prime contractor to Government – could allow decision makers to drive down schedule delays and cost overruns for maintenance and new construction.
“From fiscal years 2011 to 2014, public and private shipyards struggled to complete maintenance availabilities on time, with 89 percent of carrier and 72 percent of surface combatant availabilities experiencing schedule overruns. These schedule overruns resulted in an average of 65 and 46 lost operational days per availability for aircraft carriers and surface combatants, respectively. From fiscal year 2011 to 2014, carriers and surface combatants experienced unanticipated growth in maintenance requirements on an average of 17 percent and 34 percent, respectively. This “growth and new work” also led to annual average cost growths of $82.4 million and $164.8 million for aircraft carrier and surface combatants, respectively.” U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report (2016) (p. 23)
Through Government-industry teamwork and advancements in technology, we can leverage mountains of data to provide total, reliable, auditable contracting solutions throughout the ship repair industrial base – from the workers on the deck plate up the chain of command.
We developed, beta-tested, and placed into service a fully functional, state-of-the-art Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System called "Total Reliable Auditable Contracting (TRAC)". It functions as an Integrated Management System that was specifically designed for the ship repair and ship support industries, was customized to do government contracting, and can be used by suppliers, subcontractors, and prime contractors – and can interface with the Government. From Estimating and Job Costing to Quality Assurance and Invoicing, TRAC allows you to manage, oversee, and improve your daily business operations by providing real-time traceability of each work item on each job. It helps you conform to NAVSEA Standard Items Requirements 009-04 and can be deployed company-wide or for a specific ship availability.
With real-time, constant feedback, the TRAC System follows a work-flow process to create a cycle of continuous improvement that reduces costs, reduces schedule overruns, assures quality, and is fully auditable. It provides measurable data and real-time reports that are instrumental in day-to-day operations, change management, and risk assessment. It can be used on tablets, notebooks, and desktops.
The TRAC Work Flow includes:
Anecdotal evidence from users has shown that improvements in their QA process has driven down Corrective Action Reports (CARs) on many of their projects to nearly zero and has allowed them to pass QA audits in a matter of hours instead of several days because all of the data they need is readily available in a single location. This translates directly into fewer schedule delays and a reduction in the overall maintenance cycle.
Further anecdotal evidence from users suggests that they have been able to reduce their overhead (OH) costs by 25-40% and were able to redeploy these skilled personnel elsewhere within their organization to fulfill critical roles. Assuming these small business firms apply a 150% OH rate on their direct labor, they could effectively lower their fully burdened labor rate (FBLR) to the Government by 15%-24%.
"TRAC has modernized and drastically improved the way QA conducts business at our company. It has become such an amazing tool to the point that how our company operation prior to its arrival is unfathomable."
"TRAC provides the ship repair and ship support contractor with the ideal service tool to work in the current Navy environment. It includes QA, Finance, Procurement, and Contracts modules that enhance contracting directly with the Navy. This is what the Navy needs to assure that small businesses provide the quality work product for MAC IDIQ-type contracts. The TRAC software is a game changer that also benefits companies by significantly reducing their overhead."
Our team consists of former military personnel, estimators, buyers, quality assurance specialists, mechanics, technicians, IT specialists, accounting personnel, human resources personnel, marketers, and general managers with over four decades of experience in the ship repair and ship support industries. We enjoy working hard, but insist on working efficiently and effectively.
TRAC Consulting, LLC
3914 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: (619) 487-1127