Our industry uses terms such as “integrated” or “disintegrated” inventory management solutions, where an integrated inventory system can track inventory located on-wing and off-wing simultaneously and controls where a given rotable component can be found and how it may move within the enterprise.
RAAS is one of the few aviation maintenance systems globally designed with integrated inventory as a baseline system objective.
When using RAAS, you can simultaneously view rotables and assets across all locations within your enterprise, including on-wing, on-shelf, internal shops, or external vendor locations.
The benefits of integrated inventory management are many:
- Greatly simplified rotable and asset control, including one-click financial reporting.
- Continuity of part SN and PN history, allowing data lookups based on a historical PN or SN.
- Complete component life cycle history allowing accurate determination of MTBUR and time in service.
- Complete life cycle history, including repair vs. in-service history, quickly highlighting rogue parts.
- The difficult-to-attain regulatory objective of Cradle-to-Grave inventory management is achieved.
- Components cannot be installed in more than one location simultaneously.
Working with separate on-wing and off-wing inventory management systems results in double- or triple-keying of data which inevitably introduces data discrepancies. Discrepancies in regulatory/tracking data threaten the business, given that airworthiness can be affected. Differences in stock consumption data usually result in an unanticipated material shortage and excess inventory.
RAAS integrated inventory features coupled with the advantage of cradle-to-grave component history have demonstrated an actual reduction in material research overheads of over 90%, which in practical terms means materials consumption cost savings intelligence is 9x easier for RAAS users to obtain and act on.
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