BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services’ (BAE-TSS) Advanced Component Obsolescence Management (AVCOM) is a highly effective web-based, proactive obsolescence and sustainment management tool that allows fully indentured configuration loading for total Weapon System and commercial/industry BOMs.
AVCOM allows the loading and obsolescence monitoring of all component types (electronics, non-electronics, COTS) including base part numbers, OEM PNs, SCDs, Hybrids, and other non-standard/custom devices. AVCOM’s comprehensive parts database, containing active, passive and non-electronic parts dating from 1993, automatically lists alternate replacement solutions and provides real-time automated Product Change & Discontinuance (PCN/PDN) alert notifications which are processed daily. Electronic components residing in the database have data readily available to the customer including parametric search, RoHS compliance status, REACH and datasheets, and PCN/PDNs.
BAE Systems team of component and software engineers keep the database current with direct manufacturer inputs, continuous monitoring of manufacturer websites and via direct manufacturer contacts. The Component Management team also provides a unique Component Resolution capability for hard to find components. AVCOM’s various obsolescence analysis options allows users to pinpoint obsolescence issues and prioritize actions:
Health Analysis for current and projected timeframes;
Impact Analysis that provides a full-path indenture display down to each occurrence of a specified part or assembly;
Part Commonality Analysis that facilitates collaboration on solution sharing;
Workbook Analysis to view obsolescence density versus assembly commonality within a selected system;
Custom Query for ad hoc reports;
and Logistics Sustainment Analysis Module (LSAM) that prioritizes obsolescence projects based on obsolescence, repair, inventory and demand data.
AVCOM provides export features for all analyses and the ISO Certified quality systems ensure that all AVCOM data loading, component management and software processes are ISO 9001:2001 compliant.
AVCOM is available in four tiered levels of service depending on the customers’ needs and can also take organizations from small-to-large scale obsolescence management.