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he noted. " In the sustainment area, we help
our customers solve their ongoing sustainment problems. "

Ground-breaking Partnership

Collins Aerospace credits its
success to a talented employee base
and a culture of innovation.



Collins Aerospace's journey to the new
USAF contract began in 2017, when the
USAF sought help to improve readiness.
Hill Air Force Base was experiencing large
variations in repair material availability for
Collins' Accessory Drive Gear Box. The
problems ranged from too many parts in
stock to too few - and the readiness rates
of its F-16 and B-2 fleets suffered as a result.
The gearbox is a critical part for military
aircraft. It acts as the heart of the aircraft's
transmission system, used to change rotational speed. The company decided the best
way to help USAF required a departure
from the traditional MRO model. In the traditional MRO operation, siloed processes,
disparate systems and data overload make
it hard to coordinate the entire process,
from scheduling and forecasting to inventory management and replenishment.
Collins Aerospace's newly-created
Defense Sustainment team turns
this common problem into an opportunity. The team collaborates with
the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to
forecast future gearbox material needs
as part of the company's Beyond Break Fix
Under the Supplier Initiated Ordering
program, a new Department of Defense
practice, the DLA provides Collins
Aerospace with access and insight into
its material demand profile. Collins
Aerospace then leverages its proprietary
demand profiling process, world-class supply chain management and manufacturing
resources to drive an optimized material
support plan.
Now Collins Aerospace maintains a
guaranteed level of material availability
for Hill Air Force Base. The company also
rotates all inventory regularly to reduce the
DLA's carrying costs and double inventory
turns throughout the performance period.
" This performance-based support
approach represents a new level of collaboration between Collins Aerospace, the
USAF and the DLA, " Maue explained. " By




Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AMT_April-May2021

Editor's Takeoff
Industry Inspection
State of the Industry: Paint
Time for a Makeover: Inside the Business of Interior Refurbishment
Charged Up Down Under
Innovations in Part Sustainment
A Look Inside the 2OOOJ Series
GAMA Insight
ARSA Insight
Advertiser's Index
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AMT_April-May2021 - Editor's Takeoff
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AMT_April-May2021 - Industry Inspection
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AMT_April-May2021 - State of the Industry: Paint
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AMT_April-May2021 - Time for a Makeover: Inside the Business of Interior Refurbishment
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AMT_April-May2021 - Charged Up Down Under
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AMT_April-May2021 - Innovations in Part Sustainment
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AMT_April-May2021 - A Look Inside the 2OOOJ Series
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AMT_April-May2021 - GAMA Insight
AMT_April-May2021 - Professionalism
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AMT_April-May2021 - ARSA Insight
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AMT_April-May2021 - Advertiser's Index
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