MADe - Bid & Proposal Development
An integrated analysis-driven sustainment process
The Problem: Safety / mission critical systems are selected on the combination
of technical capability with the projected total cost of ownership for the solution.
To successfully bid for these projects, OEMs must establish and justify the expected
lifecycle costs for their solution based on inter-dependent decisions on the design
configuration, expected usage cycles and operating environments, and the
recommended maintenance approach. This process should also generate data to
support a range of specific metrics to enhance the bid (e.g. Maintenance Cost per
Operating Hour, MTBM, etc.).
Solution: A decision support solution (process and tools) that integrates the analysis
capabilities required to determine the costs of alternate maintenance approaches
to ensure Availability and Safety. To ensure the accuracy of the budget
estimation for a proposal, the solution must be practical and cost effective for
system engineering and extensible across the design process. This requires model
based (digital) simulation with standardized analysis workflows and data
structures, a high degree of automation, and the ability to integrate with related
engineering applications (e.g. PLM). Ideally any model developed in the bid process
should be readily extensible into design / sustainment analysis across the lifecycle.