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?

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MRO Strategy

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…

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Kerry test RMC image

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…

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environment

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…

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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…

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Supply chain

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…

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A&D, Mobility, IFS

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

The consumer world is unable to function without a smartphone and/or a tablet and has moved on from brick-sized analogue devices to wafer thin smartphones with processing capabilities comparable to those of laptops. New technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can expect from our mobile devices. The A&D market is trending in a similar direction primarily driven by the demand for industrial workforce productivity combined with dramatic improvements that can be achieved in military operational effectiveness. The big question remaining is exactly what role mobile apps could play in defense strategy.

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