The service departments provide functional and technical assistance to our employees in the equipment departments. They provide such services as materials analysis, structural analysis, quality control, logistics, and computer systems. Our service departments include:
Business and Financial Operations (BFO) Department
Administers and controls BPMI's finances and all contracts with the Government.
Fleet Support and Logistics (FSL) Department
Coordinates BPMI's technical and logistical support for the operating fleet. This includes centralized procurement and engineering of repair parts, monitoring of field changes, inventory control, and operation of the Navy's logistics computer systems.
Human Resources (HR) Department
Provides staffing support, communications programs, and various personnel services for all employees. This department continuously monitors and assesses the quality of BPMI's organizational operations, recommending actions for improvement and performing training functions.
Information Systems (IS) Department
Provides specialized assistance in the area of information systems development, personal computer systems networking (local, wide, and shipboard networks), network security, and general financial information systems.
Procurement Operations (PO) Department
In conjunction with the Engineering Departments, PO is responsible for project planning and budgeting, project schedules, negotiations, purchase order placements, supplier payments, timely delivery of components to support shipyard schedules, and purchase order administration and close-out. PO also has the primary responsibility for development and management of our supplier base.
Quality and Technology (QT) Department
Provide metallurgical, welding, manufacturing, inspection, and analytical input to equipment departments to achieve cost-effectiveness and functional acceptability goals during the design, fabrication, testing, and operation phases of the component life cycle. This encompasses assisting the equipment departments in evaluating the capabilities of BPMI suppliers who produce the component and then developing and executing quality surveillance activities at the suppliers' facilities.