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Performance-Based Logistics: Cementing BRICS on the Path to Competitive Growth

BRICS nations have an opportunity to assert themselves on the global stage and are looking to invest in their armed…

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| | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Events, IFS Labs
Lowering the Cost of Defense: Performance-based logistics
performance based logistics solutions

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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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Events
Babcock: Marine One’s single view – with IFS at the heart

Babcock International is busy standardising its systems so that it can assimilate acquired companies more easily – and IFS is at the very core of their Marine One system.

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Gas
Does your MRO operation have a strategy leakage?

The top-performing maintenance, repair and overhaul companies have defined an enterprise platform to overcome the barrier to organizational change by…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing
7 Steps to Optimizing Operational Capability

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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Sustainability Monitoring – Do you do it? 68% of UK A&D companies don’t!

…and those that do, use manual spreadsheets! Governments of the world have been working towards an improved level of sustainability…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Mobility
Operation Mobile: How mobile apps are changing the way the military operates in the field
Mobile apps in 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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