Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

Managing projects from design to through-life support and phase-out, while controlling costs, increasing supply chain efficiencies and achieving ISO compliance. IFS offers a single project-orientated ERP suite for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing. With tight project management control, IFS provides for full product lifecycle management of complex manufacturing projects or engineer-to-order requirements. Fully integrated functionality enables companies to manage projects from design to through-life support and phase-out, while controlling contract costs, increasing supply chain efficiencies and adherence to export control regulations and achieving ISO compliance.

  • Contract Management and Control
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Manufacturing (Project Delivery, Engineer-to-order)
  • After-Sales Support
  • Program Centric Manufacturing
  • Cost Adherence and Control
  • Asset Tracking and Control
  • Expert Control

Rutterkey has unique expertise implementing IFS for Defense Manufacturers that supply the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Military. Areas of expertise include:

  • FIAR compliance and Management Implementations
  • Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance, and Property Transfer (iRAPT) integration
  • DFARS Compliant IFS Implementations (NIST, DFAR, FedRAMP+)

Independent MRO

Independent maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations bear the challenge of delivering on the highest quality of service while achieving competitive turnaround times (TAT) and delivering aircraft, engines or other complex assets and component availability to the expectations of their customers within an industry renowned for uncovering the unknown.

Today, airlines are signaling their intent to outsource maintenance—including airframe, engine and line maintenance—and are looking to model their spend on outcomes. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects airline outsourced MRO spending to increase by 45% over the next decade.

To take advantage of this enormous business opportunity, you must maximize MRO competitiveness and deliver top-and bottom-line value with evolutionary enterprise software that is designed to streamline your operations–from client opportunity management, through to bidding & quoting; visit planning & preparation; executing maintenance to contract; client progress & performance reporting; and commercial invoicing.

IFS provides an unrivalled understanding of market issues and more than 30 years of industry experience. Our aviation MRO software is built on industry standards, so you aren't locked into proprietary technology, and our flexible, modular architecture helps you to adapt and grow no matter where you are on your journey.

Defense Support

Defense support software must enable defense contractors and the military to operate effectively within a challenging landscape of budget scrutiny, increased regulatory requirements, increasingly complex fleets of equipment, scarce resources, complex IT landscapes and demanding operational tasking.

Defense organizations and the military need software with a 360-degree command level view of processes, performance and value chains in order to:

  • Enhance operational efficiency
  • Optimize maintenance processes, resource planning, forecasting and maintenance visits
  • Improve use of facility capacity
  • Improve financial performance
  • Remain compliant with international operating standards
  • Optimize a scarce and expensive military and civilian workforce
  • Implement best practice supply chain processes

IFS offers software that can enable specific program support for assets in service, including land and sea assets, as well as communications systems and equipment. IFS Software Solutions can be deployed at the core of a systems integrator's offering to their military customer, or implemented directly by the military end-user or performance-based logistics (PBL) provider.