War on Pirates

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Service Management

Although you may not read about it every day, the war on pirates is an ongoing battle. NATO’s counter-piracy project, Operation Ocean Shield, has been so successful that NATO has just announced that it is extending this into 2016. Operation Ocean Shield encompasses a region of two million square miles across the Gulf of Aden and…

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global erp

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing, Strategy

Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software products have the capability to handle businesses that operate from multiple sites, even when these sites are in different countries or on different continents. But in this month’s interview edition of the IFS Radio Network, IFS process manufacturing and supply chain expert Jakob Björklund discusses the finer points of achieving…

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modules

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

When Gartner speaks, we all tend to listen. So when Gartner characterized 2014 as the dawn of post-modern ERP – where the enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite is de-constructed into a more federal, “loosely-coupled” ERP environment – I not only listened, but agreed. Because this is exactly the trend we are seeing in the market for enterprise software in the demanding aerospace and defense software industry.

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cloud

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Public and private sector organizations around the world are increasingly taking advantage of the scalable power of cloud computing. Solutions hosted in private clouds, overflow server capacity available on demand and use of subscription-based software are all finding their place in the technology mix. While cloud technology is available in many forms, including infrastructure as…

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IFS Image comp 5

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

There are several benefits to be gained from the introduction of a complete end-to-end HUMS/EAM support solution. Over the last decade or so, performance-based logistics (PBL) has been extraordinarily successful. So much so that it is now seeing rapid, global adoption as budget-conscious governments seek to share risk exposure with their vendors, and maximize asset…

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ad picto

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Aviation & Defense

Anyone in the United States military command or in the executive ranks of the aerospace industry knows auditability has been and continues to be a perennial issue and a long term problem across all branches of service. Section 1003 of the 2010 Federal Defense Authorization Act was congress’ way of forcing the Pentagon towards greater…

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ad picto

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Performance-based logistics (PBL) was designed as a cost-saving measure for weapons system support efforts. And reduce weapons system cost is exactly what a joint venture between GE Aviation, IFS North America, Sogeti USA, and U.S. Navy PBL Personnel did.  The F414 project, which relies on IFS Applications aerospace and defense solutions, has been given the…

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Aerospace

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

BRICS nations have an opportunity to assert themselves on the global stage and are looking to invest in their armed forces. Defense spending in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and other emerging economies shows no signs of abating. Indian military imports are coming up to $100 billion, South Africa is tipped to spend over…

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