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OPUS10 – More than Spare Parts Optimisation

To many customers, OPUS10 – One of the software tools in Opus Suite – is synonymous with cost effective spare parts optimisation. With its realistic modeling of technology and support solution, rapid calculations, and results that reduce the spare part investment by 30% or more – while also increasing system availability – OPUS10 has become an industry standard in this field.

As you will find below, it has a lot more to offer.
OPUS10 is the ultimate tool to answer questions such as:

  • What spare parts assortment should I have in stock, and how should I allocate it to the different stock facilities?
  • When this component fails, should it be discarded or repaired?
  • Should it then be repaired locally or centrally?
  • What will the spare parts inventory cost?
  • How will efficiency and costs be affected if failure rates or lead times increase by 25%?

While spare parts optimisation is the core capability and the most common application, OPUS10 provides indispensable decision support in many other situations. For instance, when comparing alternative support solutions and making decisions about:

  • What should my support organisation look like?
  • Should all or part of the maintenance be outsourced?
  • How many warehouses do I need, and where should they be located?
  • What is the most cost effective mode of transport?
  • How sensitive is my solution to disturbances?
  • How should support organisation and spare parts inventory be adjusted during stepwise ramp up or phase-out?

… and even when evaluating different technical systems and questions such as:

  • What system design and configuration are optimal from a supportability perspective?
  • Can I improve the system design to increase performance and reduce the cost of ownership?
  • Which of these items is the most cost effective from a life cycle perspective?

Leading organisations and companies worldwide rely on OPUS10. Primarily in defence, transportation and energy sectors, though there are users in many other industries as well.

Quick Tour

Data Input
The scenario to be analysed is described in the OPUS10 model, which is based on tables that are used in a flexible way depending on for example complexity and desired level of detail. A “model view” gives the user overview and support when building the model, with a graphic representation of the technical system and its product structure, and the logistic support solution.

The C/E Curve
The Cost/Efficiency (C/E) Curve is a key step in the OPUS10 optimisation. For the described scenario, a series of solution points is generated, showing maximum achievable system efficiency at different budgets. One solution point is selected based on efficiency requirements and/or budget. The optimised solution behind the point can the be examined in the Table View, the Analysis View or in the generated report (see below). By generating C/E curves for different scenarios in the same graph, their cost efficiency can be compared side by side.Table View
The OPUS10 Results View features an interactive table where you can easily select which solution points, parameters and dimensions to study. For instance, you can list stock levels, investments and service levels per component and location.

The Analysis View
With the interactive Analysis View, a selected solution point from the C/E curve can be examined further. For instance, you can look at efficiency measures for individual systems, locations or components. It is also possible to view the expected number of faults and repair actions to expect for each component.

The Report Generator
The Report Generator provides reports that can be customised to show the results that are of interest. There is a great number of result tables and fields to choose from. Reports are easily exported to MS Excel or external databases and ERP systems.