Tapestry Solutions, part of Boeing Global Services, is pleased to announce enhancements to its GOLDesp maintenance & supply software – the leading tri-service solution for the sustainment of complex assets for land, air, sea and space environments.
Upgrades to GOLDesp MRO & Supply include an off-line capability for mobile maintenance; an interface to the U.S. military’s new Defense Logistics Management Standards (DLMS); and a configuration tool to streamline the deployment of the enterprise software. The capabilities, which are available in the latest release of GOLDesp version 17, will ultimately reduce costs, save time and ensure optimal readiness – anywhere at any time. The upgrades include:
Mobile Line Maintenance (MLM)
MLM allows maintenance technicians to perform maintenance and supply activities for high-value assets, including aircraft, vessels and vehicles, while deployed without network connectivity. Prior to departure, an MLM-configured laptop or compatible device is loaded with all necessary work packages, including parts requirements for the platform. This prepares personnel for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities.
MLM tracks and records all maintenance activities during deployments. When the unit returns back home, the laptop will synchronize the recorded maintenance activities with the GOLDesp central server. Following deployment, MLM updates all of the platform’s field-based maintenance and parts information, and prepares the record for the next deployment.
Defense Logistics Management Standards (DLMS) Interface
As the leading military MRO solution, GOLDesp enables customers to interface with the Military Standard Logistics System, or “MILS,” to order spare parts and other supplies for U.S.-made military platforms. However, the Department of Defense (DoD) will soon replace MILS with the new DLMS standard for logistics – and is mandating that vendors be DLMS compliant by January 2020. To satisfy this requirement, Tapestry has developed a Distributed Logistics Service (DLS) application within GOLDesp.
GOLDesp Configuration Tool (GCT)
GCT works alongside GOLDesp to streamline and simplify the configuration of the multi-layered software package. Designed for GOLDesp administrators and implementation specialists, GCT’s modules enables users to easily modify functions such as security access roles, business functions and flex fields.
One of GCT’s key features is its system of governance. GCT tracks user modifications to the configuration files, including when changes were made and which instances of the application were affected. If a mistake is made with a configuration change, GCT makes it easy to revert to a past configuration without having to restart the application.
GOLDesp MRO & Supply is an enterprise software solution designed for aftermarket logistics support and Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) management of complex assets. As a commercial off-the-shelf solution, GOLDesp consolidates, standardizes and automates maintenance and supply planning, scheduling and execution business processes, and the IT infrastructure for assets.
GOLDesp provides lifecycle operational support for manned and unmanned air platforms, support equipment, combat vehicles, air defense missiles, maritime and space systems – including one of the world’s most complex assets, the International Space Station.