Xelus solutions selected to optimize service parts planning and forecasting for LMALC Kelly Aviation Center MRO programs
Rochester, NYAug. 5, 2003Xelus, Inc., provider of Enterprise Service Management (ESM) solutions for aftermarket service of high-value equipment, announced a strategic contract to provide software and consulting services to Lockheed Martin Aircraft & Logistics Centers (LMALC). LMALC is a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and integrated life cycle support services for the Department of Defense and commercial customers. LMALC will use Xelus software to manage the service parts supply chain for its military engine MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) operations at Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., a joint venture between LMALC and GE Aircraft Engines.
The Xelus ESM solution ensures an optimized inventory position to satisfy demand for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, using historical trends, operational metrics and probabilistic techniques. It calculates optimal supply strategies based on existing inventory and sourcing alternatives such as inventory rebalancing, returns, substitutions, repair, upgrades, new buys and order rescheduling. The system tracks rotables by configuration through repair and overhaul and back into inventory, to ensure compliance and extract maximum value from existing inventory. By optimizing inventory position and location, the Xelus solution aids readiness and reduces waste due to excess inventory.
"Lockheed Martin's selection of Xelus underscores our unmatched expertise in MRO for aviation and defense," said Terry Stinson, Xelus chairman and CEO. "Manufacturing-centric supply chain solutions don't address MRO challenges; from the huge volume of part numbers per planner, to the sporadic nature of demand, to the need to integrate the repairable components into the supply stream. Xelus is pleased to add LMALC to its growing list of aviation and defense MRO customers including Aviall, BAE SYSTEMS, Delta Air Lines, Honeywell and Goodrich."