Informed decision making for MRO inventory planning requires input from data sources outside of the core ERP/MRO IT system.
- Tacit expert knowledge is captured and formalized within Armac’s Knowledge Base. Planners can add their own knowledge including constraints and exclusions on individual parts and equipment for a particular fleet or aircraft type, and at specified locations across the network. Planners can set time-specific rules and controls to effectively manage application of such constraints.
- Knowledge is also captured by the planner as recommendations are being reviewed, approved or modified in the Workbench. For the planner, this means they must outline their rationale for any decisions they make that deviate from standard policy. All decisions are captured and recorded in an audit trail which ensures visibility and accountability for better management control.
All of this critical planner information and defined business rules are retained within the RIOsys Knowledge Base and will be incorporated into future optimizations.