Manufacturing Demonstration Tool Set for Maintenance & Sustainment Support for FRC Southeast and FRC Southwest

NCMS Project #: 140891

Problem: One of the most significant issues for both industry and the DoD is the management of aircraft engineering data.  The data is received piece-meal and the current processes used were developed to support the management of drawings and are not capable of managing this variety and quantity of data.  Because of this, significant time is spent manually mining data by a dedicated group of logisticians and engineers.

Benefit: The solution will provide a centralized data management system for the business enterprise, which will improve overall control of product configuration by enabling all stakeholders to have real-time, on-demand access to the same configuration, product history, and other service-related data.

Solution/Approach: Utilizing the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Southeast as a surrogate for American manufacturing companies, the overall project objective will be to build on the substantial work accomplished through the earlier NCMS/CTMA projects.  The common PLM backbone will enable the FRCs to share data, resources and manufacturing capabilities in an efficient, configuration-managed environment through the lifecycle of their products.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Improve production efficiency
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve readiness
  • Leverage resources

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Navy, FRC Southeast
  • U.S. Navy, FRC Southwest

Industry Participation:

  • Siemens
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Enhanced inspection