SUPPORTING HIGH-TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS DURING PERIODS OF EXTENDED LIFE-CYCLES BY MEANS OF INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SUPPORT

Keith Richard Lambert

Abstract


The business environment is constantly changing. For organisations to gain competitive advantage, they require innovative methods to achieve future business goals. The capital assets of an organisation, such as its high-technology, complex systems, typically have long life-cycles, and are susceptible to obsolescence, requiring multifaceted support. Implementing integrated logistic support principles in supporting such systems improves the organisation’s bottom line and reduces the total ownership and life-cycle costs. The research consists of a literature review, a case study analysis, and a questionnaire. 


Keywords


high-technology systems, integrated logistics support, maintenance, obsolescence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/28-1-1455

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