AFRY supports Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services in identifying their digitization potential
AFRY supports Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services in identifying their digitisation potential
Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) assists Norwegian Armed Forces and other civilian organizations with maintenance, reparation and modification services for aircrafts, helicopters and components. AFRY assists KAMS in mapping out their efficiency potential to become a more digitalized and data-driven organization.
KAMS is an organization with over 400 employees in four locations. KAMS, which is a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is also a strategic partner of the Norwegian Armed Forces. As such, they are working closely together with the Armed Forces to secure daily maintenance of the Air Force's fix-wings (aircrafts) and rotors (helicopters).
Condition analysis to identify challenges in the processes
Over a period of time, KAMS has realized that they have an efficiency potential by becoming a more digital and data-driven organization. In January this year, AFRY was invited to conduct an analysis of the current situation of their main processes. The purpose of the analysis is to identify the challenges in the processes, as well as to come up with recommended actions based on the findings.
-We will complete an analysis on how KAMS works today. Based on the analysis we will suggest and recommend programs, projects, and activities to be implemented to improve the operations and increase efficiency, says Kim Hansen, Head of BU Asset Management Systems International in AFRY.
Based on the report, AFRY will give advice on how KAMS should be structured to achieve its ambitions, as well as help define the company's critical success factors for achieving the goals.
The MRO process as the focal point
According to Hansen, the MRO process is at the center of the analysis. In its full name, the process is called Maintenance Repair & Overhaul, which refers to a specific repair, service or inspection of an aircraft. Logistics, purchasing and the flow of parts and components are highlighted as particularly important and vulnerable elements in the process. In addition, Hansen says that planning and carrying out technically complicated and highly regulated maintenance work is challenging.
It is the combination of knowledge and experience related to aviation/MRO and digitization that made KAMS choose to engage AFRY as their partner in their digitization and efficiency journey.