Commercial Software to Manage $19B Navy Spare Parts System?
Philadelphia-based MCA Solutions and Arlington, VA-based CACI International Inc. have run a $1 million Congressionally-backed study of the U.S. Navy’s legacy systems for managing its $19 billion spare parts efforts. The study began on March 17, and is taking place in conjunction with Temple University. The companies are suggesting that commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software could help the Navy save 5-15% on its inventory and spare parts system, and achieve 5-10% better parts readiness in the process.
CACI International holds the U.S. Navy’s current readiness-based spares contract to run the legacy system, while MCA’s Service Planning and Optimization software is a COTS system designed to manage this kind of issue. Spokesmen said the companies face a June 30 deadline to get some results to the Navy. Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology MCA, CACI Tout Software For Managing Navy Spare Parts