MRO service provider Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services AS (KAMS) is to use technology from cloud enterprise software company IFS to streamline operational efficiency and build long-term asset resilience.
IFS Cloud will enable KAMS to improve turnaround time (TAT) and reduce costs, helping to facilitate business expansion and new customer acquisition.
IFS Cloud will also help KAMS optimise processes for enhanced productivity, allowing it to improve resource allocation, sourcing, planning, maintenance execution, and financial reporting.
Andre Jægtvik, acting president at KAMS, said: “We look forward to partnering with IFS, and utilising their technology in the years to come.
“Our industry is rapidly changing with the introduction of new technology, and we must change with it.”
The implementation of IFS Cloud will also enable the defence supplier to automate its order-to-cash process, encompassing customer quoting, planning, maintenance execution, and invoicing, thereby removing operational silos and manual labour.
KAMS is set to deploy a comprehensive suite of IFS Cloud modules including functionality for MRO, supply chain, projects, procurement, finance, CRM, and health safety and environment (HSE).
Once fully deployed, IFS Cloud will cater to the needs of 500 users at four sites across Norway.
Ann-Kristin Sander, managing director for Nordics at IFS, said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with KAMS.
“They are not only key suppliers to the Norwegian Air Force, but they are also playing a vital role in growing NATO’s production defence capacity.
“At a time when the wider aerospace and defence market is undergoing rapid growth, IFS Cloud will be helping KAMS to produce more flight hours with effective operations at a reduced cost, which will in turn increase the Air Force’s availability for NATO.”
IFS alliance partner, CGI, will help deliver the implementation.