The maintenance coordinator will be able to readily check the availability of the required facilities such as workshops, hangar and dry dock, then view whether these facilities have the required equipment such as cranes, lifts, stands and pumps in service. The same applies to specialist tools and test equipment and whether they’re calibrated, serviceable and available.
Finally, the maintenance coordinator must ensure they have the correct number of trained, skilled and qualified technicians available to perform the maintenance. The ERP will provide HR data including leave or course dates and possibly even any medical work restrictions that might preclude being employed on a particular activity or in certain locations. Simple information such as expiry date on a passport can impact a maintenance plan.
Gathering the required information to make effective informed decisions is currently a manual process requiring access to several siloed systems and taking many hours. This inefficient process is repeated an almost daily basis across many units in defence organisations. An effective data supply chain, producing integrated data, puts consolidated enterprise information into the hands of the right people.