Prepare your assets for any challenge.

Organisations in the defence sector have unique characteristics relating to asset management. Rather than being focused on revenue and profit maximisation, they instead need to ensure that assets have the capability to meet their countries defence needs as and when those needs may arise. As all funding is provided by government, they also need to achieve this at minimum risk, and at the lowest feasible cost.

The operating demands on defence assets, and their operating environment can be highly variable, and can change with very little notice. A naval vessel may be required to operate as a peace-keeping vessel in equatorial waters one week, and then be required to effect a rescue mission deep in the Southern Ocean shortly after. Army vehicles may be expected to operate anywhere from deserts to tropical jungles. This creates numerous challenges. When on active service, rapid response is frequently required, both to respond to equipment failures, but also to make changes to equipment configuration in response to events happening on the battlefield.

We have also delivered training in asset management, maintenance and reliability improvement to the defence sector. Our experience in the defence sector includes work for defence organisations in Australia and New Zealand, as well as contractors that provide services to those defence organisations.

Our clients

Some of our past and present clients within the defence sector include:

  • ASC Engineering
  • Austal
  • Boeing Australia
  • Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)
  • JFD Australia
  • New Zealand Defence Force Equipment Management Organisation

Defence articles

Aligning Asset Management Strategy with your Organisational Strategy

The ISO 55001 standard is all about having robust aligned and integrated processes to manage your assets in a coordinated fashion.

Common traits of organisations that deliver effective maintenance

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How to estimate the economic value of improved maintenance…

Using a value driver tree to estimate Economic Value Added can help reliability and maintenance managers build a business case for improvement initiatives.

6 tips to sell your asset management vision to…

Let’s explore how we might go about selling the vision for asset management, and engage with senior leadership so that they can provide ongoing support.

What is the 5 whys technique?

The 5 Whys technique offers a simple, effective way to uncover the root of an issue. It is best used in troubleshooting and quality-improvement initiatives.

What does a maintenance supervisor do?

Every company has a different idea of what a mechanical supervisor is responsible for, but there is still a core focus that should apply to anyone in the role.

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