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| | 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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| | 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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| | 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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| | 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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| | 2 minutes | Aerospace & Defense
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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| | 3 minutes | Aerospace & Defense
Afghanistan Withdrawal Poses Complex Issues for NATO

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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| | 2 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Supply Chain
What you see is what you get – Optimizing supply chain performance

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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| | 3 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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