LEFRAS – Why is it critical to the success of JEMMA?

RED Scientific Ltd (RED) was awarded a five year contract to deliver the Land Equipment Failure Report Analysis Service (LEFRAS) for MOD DE&S.

LEFRAS is a modern, intuitive service, that makes available high quality failure data to support advanced analysis whilst illuminating opportunities to bring real world safety, availability and cost benefits to supported Land Equipment assets.

The LEFRAS system uses world-class Oracle technologies; by deploying the latest versions of these technologies, the new system delivers advances in core database functionality and performance, and a cleaner, richer, and more intuitive user interface. In a cutting-edge innovation, the system also embeds Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) directly within the Oracle APEX user interface, providing seamlessly-integrated advanced data analysis capabilities, and state-of-the-art visualisations and reports.

LEFRAS interfaces directly with 4 of the 17 core High Level Business Processes that form the backbone to the Defence Engineering & Asset Management Information System. LEFRAS collects fault reporting data (JCRs) daily from JAMES and produces information outputs for DE&S Project Teams (PTs) in order to initiate Post Design Services (PDS) tasks covering modifications, obsolescence management and safety upgrades:

  • Users can rapidly highlight safety issues and evidence of previous related equipment failures.
  • Trend analysis tools embedded within LEFRAS, support detection of emerging issues that may enable faster fault investigation and prevent unnecessary Line Replacement Unit (LRU) replacement for Level 4 repair.

The Support Chain Information Team (SCIS) within Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is preparing to initiate a competitive procurement process to award a contract for a new Joint Equipment Maintenance Management Application (JEMMA). JEMMA will replace the JAMES capability currently provided.

JEMMA will provide an intuitive and powerful Management Information System (MIS) through a managed service, that delivers a range of tools delivering a true through-life management capability for the millions of military equipment assets used by the UK Armed Forces.

JEMMA will be relied upon by the Ministry of Defence and their supporting contractors to rapidly identify the location, quantity, configuration and mission-readiness of all its land-based equipment, and increasingly those supporting operations at sea. This system will be key in the management of equipment activity and tasking with detailed focus on through life maintenance activities, as well as connecting the supply chain and other MOD logistics systems on which the UK’s Armed Forces equipment rely. JEMMA must be able to support rapid, insightful and cost-effective decision making to ensure the sustainment of UK defence global operations.

For more information on the knowledge, agility and innovation that RED can offer and the essential interface of LEFRAS with any JEMMA solution, please contact RED’s Director Engineering:

Marc Brûlé-Walker
Director Engineering

Email: MDBruleWalker@red-scientific.co.uk
Phone: 07900 225593

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