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…

Read more

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…

Read more

performance based logistics solutions

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Events, IFS Labs

In 2012 worldwide defence spending fell for the first time in a decade. The largest falls were in NATO nations – and there’s not much chance of that changing. Forces need to maintain their capability in that context. New equipment isn’t coming on stream, and thus older equipment is being use for longer – by necessity and design. What can technology do to help in this situation?

Read more

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Oil & Gas

The top-performing maintenance, repair and overhaul companies have defined an enterprise platform to overcome the barrier to organizational change by aligning process management and business intelligence with a common organizational strategy. But oftentimes, enterprise software run by MRO companies does not adequately address the organizational strategy. Even top-tier contractors working on performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts…

Read more

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is viewed as one of the key methods allowing maintenance engineers to do more with less at the same time as minimizing risk. RCM provides a greater understanding of the level of risk that an organization is currently managing, as well as supporting the establishment of capital maintenance regimes, thereby increasing cost effectiveness and equipment uptime. Implementing an RCM solution is not necessarily a complex or procedure – particularly if an organization follows seven easy steps…

Read more

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

…and those that do, use manual spreadsheets! Governments of the world have been working towards an improved level of sustainability for some time, with the Kyoto protocol of 1997 and its later amends in 2012. What we’re particularly interested in right now is the fact that the UK Government plans to bring in legislation later…

Read more

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan poses huge challenges in terms of logistics. The date of major withdrawal from Afghanistan is approaching (December 2014) with full withdrawal expected to be discussed at a summit next year. It’s likely that around two-thirds of the kit will be bought home, and…

Read more

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Supply Chain

In a recent study from Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services, 73 percent of decision-makers said that supply chain visibility that optimizes real-time data was becoming increasingly important. Put this together with another piece I read on five questions which CEOs should ask about their supply chain, and decision makers agree that…

Read more