One of the greatest Service Supply Chain challenges is the optimized management of materials for complex assets such as aircraft or weapon systems. The ability to efficiently maintain a broad array of diverse parts across multiple locations impacts the performance and ultimate success of:
Further, each challenge is complicated by:
Such complex, multi-layered operational challenges require highly specialized software solutions. A software solution must be able to create a set of inventory targets optimized to availability goals while also managing the daily planning required to drive fluid inventory networks, maximize utilization of repairable assets, and manage supply positions in the enterprise or by program.
PTC excels at integrating two fundamental aspects of successful complex asset Service Supply Chains:
PTC’s software solution, Service Parts Management (SPM), synchronizes supply and demand with maintenance. This leads to maximum readiness for all land, air, or sea-based assets.
Leading airlines, defense agencies, DoD OEMs, and MROs use PTC solutions to harmonize inventory planning and optimize the Service Supply Chain.
Pressures on the Aerospace and Defense industry have led experts to change the conversation about fleet maintenance and parts management.
Meeting flight schedules, complying with FAA requirements, and ensuring overall airworthiness of an aircraft fleet are daunting tasks.
Weapon systems must be available when needed.
Meeting customer availability, or fill rate profitably, are the metrics that matter to a manufacturer managing a PBL for warfighter weapon systems.
The synchronization of maintenance schedules with the required materials is essential to meeting committed customer delivery dates.