Case Studies

Below is a selection of the work we have delivered to improve processes
and reduce risk in a variety of applications across multiple sectors.

Case Studies

In Depth Obsolescence Risk Analysis of a
Major Radar System

TLS have supported a major Defence company in supporting a key radar system.  The task involved detailed analysis and reporting of obsolescence status and risk to the project. Assessment of obsolescence risk was coupled with assessment of spares and forecasted demand to provide a real picture of the obsolescence health of the equipment and the project risk looking forward.  It involved base lining the obsolescence health of the equipment, periodic reporting and providing obsolescence alerts where obsolescence status of parts change and may affect the supportability of the equipment.  It also involved extracting a significant amount of component data from source drawings and parts lists that were in PDF format.

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Through Life Support Obsolescence Management

Obsolescence Management Guidance for the
Oil and Gas Industry

Major Operators in the Oil and Gas Industry are now ensuring that obsolescence risk is being managed within the Subsea environment.  A contractual specification was developed for their suppliers and TLS were tasked by a consortium of major Operators to develop OM processes and guidance for their supply chain.  This was completed in the form of comprehensive analysis and development of substantial guidance documentation to ensure that their suppliers develop pro-active OM processes in an effective and uniform manner.

Development of a New Pro-Active Obsolescence Management Capability

TLS engaged with a major defence supplier who needed to develop a brand new pro-active OM capability. As they were being contracted by their major customers it was evident that they needed to develop people, tools and processes to meet their customer requirements. TLS assisted them to develop both their people, in terms of specialist OM training but also their OM policies, OM plans and internal business processes so an effective pro-active Obsolescence Management capability is implemented and is compliant with international standards and, importantly, customer requirements.

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Through Life Support Obsolescence Management

Supplier Capability Reviews

TLS have conducted Supplier Capability Reviews for major customers to allow them to understand their Supply Chain’s capability to meet the Obsolescence Management requirements placed upon them.  This took the form of formal reviews with metrics that were devised to report on the supplier’s current Obsolescence Management capability and likelihood of complying against international Obsolescence Management standards and their contractual obligations.  This was to ensure that obsolescence risk of the Customers projects are being effectively managed and mitigated.

REACH Compliancy Plan

TLS developed and delivered a detailed and costed REACH Compliancy Plan as part of a phased approach for a major customer to be compliant with the European Regulation No 1907/2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). This plan considered the business systems currently used to manage data and information and developed a REACH compliant business process that integrated with current systems.

Through Life Support Obsolescence Management
Through Life Support Obsolescence Management

TLS Embed Obsolescence Manager in
Major Defence Supplier

A major defence supplier had a capability gap where they were unable to fulfil their Obsolescence Management contractual obligations to their customers. TLS supplied an expert Obsolescence Manager to allow them to maintain this capability and engage with the customers and supply chain in this specialist area. This allowed the Obsolescence Management service that they were delivering to continue until a permanent replacement was found.