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Systems engineering design and advisory

We are world leaders in managing reliability and retaining or restoring your technical assets to the necessary condition when carrying out maintenance.

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Lee Hedd

Business Development Manager

Ottawa, Canada


We specify, evaluate, and improve the reliability and maintenance (R&M) performance of assets through appropriate analyses and testing, and we progressively assure the mitigation of risks and compliance with R&M requirements.

We also support design organisations and authorities, manufacturers, and operators across the whole lifecycle of an asset to develop tailored solutions and ensure reliability and maintenance are considered effectively and efficiently throughout the lifecycle.

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Our services include:

  • Deriving R&M requirements
  • Programme management
  • R&M modelling and analysis
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Managing R&M Cases
  • Production of R&M Case Reports
  • Producing guidance documents
  • Training in R&M Techniques

Fleet lifecycle and logistics services

We have developed and implemented fleet lifecycle management and integrated logistics (ILS) programs that have delivered measurable results in asset availability, maintenance hours and failure rates. We build in well-documented systems, processes and tools that continuously drive improvement, keep RAM considerations at the core of acquisition and design, and deliver new efficiencies and value. We can provide ILS and support services for new investments and work within existing systems and assets at any point in their life cycle.

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Options studies

We help you navigate your options to make informed, supportable decisions on what will deliver the best possible value for money in use whilst providing the required performance of your resources. We help you identify design shortfalls correctly, influence design improvements, build a more effective repair process and robust support and supply chain.

Reliability Engineering

  • Data Reporting
  • Analysis and Corrective Action Systems (DRACAS)
  • Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS)
  • Spares forecasting
  • Functional failure analysis
  • Configuration management
  • Safety engineering

Maintenance Design and Optimisation

  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
  • Strategic Maintenance Review (SMR)

Through Life Cost Management

  • Options Analysis (OA)
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis (CBA)
  • Investment Appraisal (IA)

Obsolescence management

We help ensure that obsolescence is managed as an integral part of design, development and production, and provide in-service support to minimise cost and impact throughout the life cycle. 

We support design organisations and authorities, manufacturers and operators across the whole lifecycle of an asset, with a particular focus on the system/platform level obsolescence management.

We identify and support implementing strategic obsolescence management activities to help alleviate the increasing rate of technology change.

  • Developing and implementing obsolescence management strategies and plans following BS EN IEC 62402 to ensure they are environmentally sustainable, effective, and affordable
  • Deriving obsolescence management requirements and supporting commercial discussions to enable the requirements to be realised
  • Minimising obsolescence through life by increasing the flexibility and agility in the design and reducing the overall burden
  • Developing and managing technical refresh/costed resolution plans to resolve obsolescence with sufficient data integrity to support financial planning
  • Developing and facilitating the obsolescence resolution processes
A Strategic Approach To Managing Obsolescence

A Strategic Approach To Obsolescence Management - collaboration with the UK MoD and BAE Systems