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Selex ES automating ordering, delivery of spares for Britain's military

An automated system for ordering spare parts for the British military is being put in place by Selex ES.
By Richard Tomkins   |   May 9, 2014 at 1:19 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) -- Selex ES is automating the supply of spare parts for Britain's Ministry of Defense to eliminate a lag period in delivery fulfillment.

Under the system to be implemented under a $19 million award for the ministry's Commodity Team, the need for spares will be automatically determined and delivered.

"It's a new smart approach to spares supply" said Stewart Miller, senior vice president of Support and Service Solutions at Selex ES. "Instead of waiting until parts are required and then providing them, we're using advanced computer modelling to work out what parts the MOD will need, and when they'll need them.

"It means we can pre-empt their requirements and deliver spares so that they're available as soon as they become necessary."

Working on the project will be Selex ES's procurement partner, Astute Electronics Ltd.

Selex ES said a proactive obsolescence management service is included in the agreement, which will cover 57 bases in the country.

Additional contract provisions were not disclosed.

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