Integration of Repair Data

NCMS Project #: 142173

Problem: Commercial maintenance organizations and the Department of Defense (DOD) are inundated by significant data integration challenges that encumber their ability to efficiently repair vehicle and aircraft fleets.  Many times, these challenges are the result of inadequate data integration, coupled with legacy toolsets and modeling methodologies that provide inaccurate forecasting leading to improper maintenance resource allocation to include both personnel and equipment.

Benefit: The innovative tools and subsequent data integration will demonstrate better support to the flight line, increased operational readiness, significant cost savings on maintenance and sustainment, and will generate lessons learned to assist other Services and the commercial airline industry on the improved process and technology.

Solution/Approach: The project will utilize F-35 operational readiness issues as a surrogate to demonstrate better efficiencies that bring together integrated data across the logistics, engineering, and information technology communities of practice to enable more reliable, more predictable, and more accurate decision-making.  The project will enhance and further investigate tools that were piloted under a previous effort by integrating the capabilities into a seamless toolset that can be accessed by decision makers across the F-35 community.  This integrated toolset will demonstrate enterprise visibility of each repair activity’s capability to perform specific repairs and will identify repair limitations that might exist.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Improve man-hour and resource efficiencies 
  • Reduce maintenance down time and costs 
  • Enhance maintenance, sustainment, and repair forecasting 
  • Increase mission and warfighter readiness 

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Navy 
  • U.S. Marine Corps 
  • U.S. Air Force 
  • F-35 Joint Program Office 

Industry Participation:

  • Andromeda Systems Incorporated (ASI) 
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Safety
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • CBM+/Predictive maintenance