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Managing Excess Maintenance and Repair Costs while Covering Overall Demand

By LLamasoft Editorial Team  February 15, 2016

The aerospace and defense industry is affected by a changing business environment; shrinking budgets, changing acquisition models, globalization and increasing customer demand. The industry is faced with increased pressure to create sustainable results for equipment uptime while delivering improved financial performance to the bottom line. Increased service issues, often a direct result of inefficient supply chains, has resulted in enormous cost overruns, delayed product rollouts and missed delivery dates. Many businesses have been forced to make serious adjustments in production which has affected the entire supplier network.

To deliver results in MRO planning you not only need a tool to help execute, but well trained users and a well understood and entrenched process. The LLamasoft Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Overhaul (MRO Overhaul) solution helps you understand demand, cover demand, and create strategies for critical products that have very little demand, with the appropriate inventory as determined by constraints and risk of the supply chain.

Our step by step MRO approach is a proven and practical way of delivering project success and sustainable results. Optimiza which is a Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Inventory Management Tool focused at the executional part of the supply chain. Optimiza combines in depth functionality at all MRO planning levels, with high usability, and is backed by a robust implementation methodology.

  • MRO forecasting
  • Issue history analysis
  • Mean-time-between-failure analysis (MTBF)
  • Install-slot simulation
  • Insurance spares and supplier repair parts lists
  • Planned maintenance
  • Equipment monitoring
  • Alternate parts and supersession
  • Shelf-life
  • Procurement, budgets and spend management
  • Inventory levels for fast, medium, slow and non-movers
  • Repair loops and float
  • Failure modes