How do I ensure that I have the right spare parts accessible in the right location so that my maintenance work will be quick and efficient? How do I make sure that my supply chain and my organisation are optimally dimensioned for the task at hand? And how do I make sure that the logistics and maintenance solution I create doesn’t cost too much?
Resource dimensioning involves creating optimal conditions for your system to perform at the required level over time, while keeping costs as low as possible over the life cycle.
To handle these challenges and complexities, Systecon developed Opus Suite, consisting of three world-leading software applications: OPUS10, SIMLOX and CATLOC. These applications are used to optimise and dimension technical systems operations.
Using SIMLOX, we simulate operations with respect to maintenance plans as well as system and component failure rates. We model the resources that are required for maintenance and to uphold the necessary system availability. A SIMLOX analysis is especially powerful in situations where there are a variety of operations and maintenance solutions to choose from and it is difficult to identify the one that best meets the requirements. It allows us to test and analyse how alternate solutions would be impacted by different factors, for instance, using SIMLOX to the impact a planned increase in traffic would have on maintenance capacity in an existing depot and to assess available alternatives.
Using OPUS10 we can optimise the spare parts inventory for individual or multiple technical systems. Based on a given operational goal, e.g. availability, OPUS10 will provide the most cost effective solution. Using OPUS10 we can also easily identify and quantify synergy effects among the systems. Optimising with OPUS10 is superior to other methods and reduces the capital cost of the spare parts inventory by ensuring that the proper items are stocked in the right quantities at the right location.