EPCOR Drives LEAN MRO Operations with Quantum Control(TM)
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Press release date: January 21, 2014
San Diego, CA – EPCOR, a wholly owned AFI KLM E&M (Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance) subsidiary dedicated to total support of Auxiliary Power Units (APU) and Pneumatic Components, is driving LEAN MRO operations with the aviation industry's preferred software solution, Quantum Control™. EASA and FAR 145 accredited, EPCOR's engineering experts continuously work on APU and APU component development while also providing repair and overhaul for air cycle machines, environmental control system components, engine starters, leading edge flap drive units, and other pneumatic components, all supported by a worldwide logistics network.
EPCOR selected Quantum MRO & Logistics software to run its operations for several significant reasons:
• Component Control was very open to collaborating with EPCOR to develop the Quantum Shop Control module that is specifically made to comprehensively manage aircraft MRO of components and their associated quality control requirements.
• EPCOR could integrate all of their business software into Quantum to have a single repository of business data to quickly search and respond to business needs.
• Component Control's software improvement philosophy meant that Quantum would be a living software that adapted over time to encompass evolving industry best practices
Commented Joost Bosman, Quantum Program Manager at EPCOR, "With Quantum, EPCOR has operations software optimized specifically for running a LEAN aviation MRO environment. The ongoing successful use of Quantum at EPCOR has resulted in parent company AFI KLM E&M leveraging Quantum to automate surplus part sales and streamline corresponding background logistics."
Quantum Control™ is a fully integrated business software solution. Developed specifically for aviation MRO, Manufacturing and Logistics organisations, it promotes best practices and improves business processes with a single database integrated solution that can be flexibly deployed as a dedicated in-house system, or be hosted via a third-party cloud. Quantum Control's personalized configuration settings provide individual users with an intuitive interface which improves the bottom line through optimized productivity.
The Quantum Control MRO and Logistics solution installed at EPCOR operates on a highly scalable and secure Oracle™ database and includes a range of logistics and business modules.
About AFI KLM E&M and EPCOR
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international and domestic airlines.
EPCOR is a wholly owned subsidiary of KLM Engineering & Maintenance, part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group, holding EASA, CAAC, CAAV and FAR 145 certification. Within the group EPCOR provides MRO support for the APUs and pneumatic systems of a wide range of commercial aircraft. EPCOR maintains APUs on B.737NG, B.777, A320, A330, A340 and the latest addition the APS2300 for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. EPCOR is currently developing the APS3200 capability for the Airbus A320 family-aircraft. EPCOR is also an OEM warranty approved Honeywell and Hamilton Sundstrand Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair center. Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic components installed on large commercial aircraft. For more information, please visit www.epcor.nl
About Component Control
Component Control, based in San Diego, Calif., is a leading developer and provider of MRO, Manufacturing, and Logistics Software solutions for the aviation industry. Its core product, Quantum Control, provides advanced aviation management support to original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket service divisions, component repair and overhaul companies, fixed base operators, aircraft completion centers, airlines, MRO facilities, and part distribution / redistribution companies. Quantum is installed in over 50 countries and can be deployed as a single-site or multinational solution.
Stockmarket.aero, also from Component Control, is an online aviation parts trading marketplace giving users access to a comprehensive search engine that includes parts in stock, MRO capabilities and part alternatives. StockMarket.aero currently lists over 50 million qualified line items of inventory and capability from over 3,000 aircraft parts vendors.
Component Control won the 'Best IT Software Provider' category in the Aircraft Technology Engineering and Maintenance Awards 2012.
For more information, please visit www.componentcontrol.com and www.StockMarket.aero.
Executive Vice President, Customer Services