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Simpler® Consulting Client Tinker Air Force Base Wins Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award

Dépèche transmise le 10 avril 2012 par Business Wire

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simpler® Consulting, L.P., a leading global management consulting firm, today announced client Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma has earned the 2011 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for demonstrating the most improved performance in fleet sustainment for fiscal year 2011 among the Air Force Material Command (AFMC).

“Working with the U.S. Air Force and other commercial enterprises, Simpler Consulting has applied the Simpler Business System® to the MRO cycle to transform the way the Air Force does maintenance, resulting in cost reductions and the avoidance of unnecessary new capital investments.”

The B-1 System Program Office at the Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center significantly increased the aircraft availability rate across the B-1 warfighter fleet by 10 percent over the previous fiscal year—creating the highest B-1 aircraft availability rate in the last four fiscal years. The largest of three air logistics centers within the AFMC, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center is the leader in providing depot maintenance for the B-1, B-52, E-3 and KC135 Air Force weapon systems.

Tinker Air Force Base engaged Simpler Consulting in 2009 to implement High Velocity Maintenance (HVM) to improve the aircraft availability of the B-1. With aircraft valued at $280 million each, it was critical for Tinker Air Force Base to increase aircraft availability in order to avoid the need to purchase additional aircraft.

HVM is the synchronization of maintenance processes on a fleet of aircraft and encompasses every aspect of maintenance, from knowing the aircraft condition prior to planned depot maintenance (PDM), ensuring all tasks are supportable, creating daily standard work and attaining a mechanic-centric focus so a mechanic does not need to leave working on an aircraft to search for tools or parts. HVM served as the roadmap for the more than 50 rapid improvement events (RIEs) Simpler Consulting led at Tinker Air Force Base.

“The cost of downtime, as a result of unsynchronized maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) processes, impacts U.S. public and private enterprise to the tune of billions of dollars and millions of service hours each year,” said Marc Hafer, CEO of Simpler Consulting. “Working with the U.S. Air Force and other commercial enterprises, Simpler Consulting has applied the Simpler Business System® to the MRO cycle to transform the way the Air Force does maintenance, resulting in cost reductions and the avoidance of unnecessary new capital investments.”

The Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award will be presented to Bill Barnes, Deputy Chief, B-1 System Program Office, on May 9, 2012 at the Pentagon.

About Tinker Air Force Base

Tinker Air Force Base, located nine miles southeast of downtown Oklahoma City, is one of the largest and most important military installations in the United States. With more than 5,000 acres, two 10,000-foot runways, 7,000 military and 15,000 civilian employees, the base is home to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, 552d Air Control Wing, 507th Air Refueling Wing, 513th Air Control Group, Navy Strategic Communications Wing One, Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City, Third Combat Communications Group, Thirty-eighth Engineering Installation Group, and Defense Megacenter Oklahoma City.

About Simpler Consulting, L.P.

Simpler Consulting, L.P. is a leading global management consulting firm that helps companies improve processes to stimulate business-impacting results. Unlike traditional management consulting firms that specialize in developing strategy but fall short on execution, Simpler plays an active role helping clients to create an organizational culture that continuously seeks out opportunities to make improvements. With its proprietary Simpler Business System®, Simpler® has delivered the fastest and most enduring lean transformations at hundreds of organizations around the world. To learn more, visit http://www.simpler.com.

© 2012 Simpler Consulting, L.P.

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