Logistics! Its not something we usually think about. Not many people understand the concept, or its impact on the progress of society. It is the lifeblood of economy – of any home, organisation, city or country.
Due to high costs associated with conventional maintenance strategies, application of soft computing in monitoring the condition of equipment to predict the health of various components of machine tools in manufacturing processes has attracted the attention of researchers.
The material comprises a 2014 interview with Air Vice Marshall John Blackburn (Retired), in which he poses a number of questions relating to the resilience of Australia’s Defence logistics capabilities. The questions and tacit solutions he proposes have become more relevant given recent instability in the South China Sea and the current shifts in US foreign policy.
An overview of the difficulties the US Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle program in integrating emerging technology in AFV design and development as it looks to develop a successor for the M2 and M3A3 Bradley IFV. It provides commentary on IFV carriage capacity, weapons systems, active protection systems and the threat posed by the proliferation of anti armoured weapon systems among likely threat forces.
Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) was adopted by the Royal Navy (RN) in 1995 following trials in the HUNT Class mine counter measures vessels which indicated that its adoption could deliver both cost savings and improvements in availability.
The holy grails of supply chain management are high speed and low cost—or are they? Though necessary, they aren’t sufficient to give companies a sustainable competitive advantage over rivals.