The MATERIAL MANAGEMENT MODULE is a comprehensive inventory and materials control system that is fully integrated with other OASES modules ensuring data consistency throughout all departments and facilitates automation of key processes to produce cost and efficiency savings across the organisation. This module ensures cost effective availability of the materials required for the safe operation of the fleet whilst minimising the investment needed to achieve this.
The system provides facilities for the management of purchase, repair, loan and service exchange orders for aircraft parts and services (and commercial orders for non-aircraft goods and services). All the required forms including orders, serviceable tags and release documentation are produced by the system and may be automatically emailed, printed to PDF or to thermal transfer printers as required.
Stock levels are continuously monitored by the system and all costs, component locations and histories are maintained to support effective business decision making. The system can report on all stock and material values against specific works orders, stock groups, warehouses etc.
All movements are monitored by the system and may trigger the production of re-ordering or stock transfer alert reports. Management reports are produced with respect to shelf life control, stocktaking, stock valuation and the financial analysis of material usage.
The system provides a fully integrated approach to the management of inventory demands and material requirements are tracked from initial creation by the end user or system function (i.e. automatically from works order creation) through each stage to completion and reconciliation with the financial accounting system.
The system automatically tracks material requirements associated with planned maintenance, modifications and defects and provides ‘traffic light’ status reports for each item in a works order. The system also automatically maintains a log of all parts (loaned in or out) through the parts issued and received facilities. This mechanism allows improved control over this easily neglected and costly aspect of stores control.