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Improve Performance in MultiMillion Pound Project

Improve Performance in MultiMillion Pound Project quate" and work on a project for the Canadian Government — the New Shipborne Aircraft (NSA) — which demanded compliance with the set of Improve cost control and accountability criteria outlined by the US government for contractors (C/SCSC*—Cost Schedule Performance in Control System Criteria) — highlighted the need for a more comprehensive solution. Multi-Million "In the process of looking for cost schedule control management tools, one jumped out at us as the next generation of project management tools," Pound Project said Malcolm Boyd. "Cascade clinched the deal as a comprehensive business product, as opposed to just a project management tool." The EHI's system was Mantix' first easier to respond to customer queries. CASCADE, the performance manage­ sale on the new Hewlett-Packard 9000/ ment software from Mantix Systems, is "It is also vital for us to take a 700 workstation. "The technology, in being used in an £800 million joint UK uniform approach to tacking perfor­ terms of power and economy, is also and Italian project to develop and build mance and analysing how our per­ impressive," said Malcolm Boyd. a new multi-purpose helicopter — the formance measures up on an Earned "Operating costs are lower and the Value* basis. Today this accountability EH101. hardware is state-of-the-art." is demanded more and more frequently The software is being used for project Cascade will be interfaced with EHI's by our customers. With Cascade, we and performance monitoring by EH Artemis system. Data from Westland have an A-Z of Earned Value measure­ Industries, the joint venture company and Augusta will be incorporated into ment developed for us in an easy to use set up in June 1980 by aerospace the Artemis system and extracted and system." companies Westland and Augusta to manipulated in Cascade, which will interface with the British and Italian produce reports. Ministries of Defence. Next generation of project The ultimate aim is for Cascade to Said Malcolm Boyd, EHI support management tools help in EHI's business development. services manager: "We have to expend EHI had been considering Earned Said Malcolm Boyd: "As part of this considerable energy on bids and our Value performance management tools process, we will integrate Cascade with proposals go through several stages and since 1986 and had even designed its our Sun Systems' accounting package to revisions. Cascade helps us build bids in own system in-house. But, "software give us a complete business information a constructive fashion, making it far tools in-house at that time were inade­ system for the company." The EHI order is one of several Mantix orders in the defence industry, including the RAF, MOD (PE) and Northrop. Cascade is also used in the C$1.2 billion Department of National Defense (DND) Tactical Command Control and Communications System (TCCCS) by the prime contractor Computing Devices Company and the DND Project Management Office (PMO TCCCS). The EH101, originally envisaged for anti-submarine warfare, will now com­ prise several versions — maritime, civil and utility. The first helicopters are expected in 1995 and, to date, the company has nine pre-production models in operation. In the next stage of the project, EHI will be working very closely with IBM, who were recently announced as the prime contractors for the Royal Navy version of the helicopter, called 'Merlin'. Mantix Systems Ltd., 9 Progress Business Centre, Whittle Parkway, Slough, Berkshire SL1 6DQ. Tel: 0628 668011. AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — March 1992 21 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

Improve Performance in MultiMillion Pound Project

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 64 (3): 1 – Mar 1, 1992

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quate" and work on a project for the Canadian Government — the New Shipborne Aircraft (NSA) — which demanded compliance with the set of Improve cost control and accountability criteria outlined by the US government for contractors (C/SCSC*—Cost Schedule Performance in Control System Criteria) — highlighted the need for a more comprehensive solution. Multi-Million "In the process of looking for cost schedule control management tools, one jumped out at us as the next generation of project management tools," Pound Project said Malcolm Boyd. "Cascade clinched the deal as a comprehensive business product, as opposed to just a project management tool." The EHI's system was Mantix' first easier to respond to customer queries. CASCADE, the performance manage­ sale on the new Hewlett-Packard 9000/ ment software from Mantix Systems, is "It is also vital for us to take a 700 workstation. "The technology, in being used in an £800 million joint UK uniform approach to tacking perfor­ terms of power and economy, is also and Italian project to develop and build mance and analysing how our per­ impressive," said Malcolm Boyd. a new multi-purpose helicopter — the formance measures up on an Earned "Operating costs are lower and the Value* basis. Today this accountability EH101. hardware is state-of-the-art." is demanded more and more frequently The software is being used for project Cascade will be interfaced with EHI's by our customers. With Cascade, we and performance monitoring by EH Artemis system. Data from Westland have an A-Z of Earned Value measure­ Industries, the joint venture company and Augusta will be incorporated into ment developed for us in an easy to use set up in June 1980 by aerospace the Artemis system and extracted and system." companies Westland and Augusta to manipulated in Cascade, which will interface with the British and Italian produce reports. Ministries of Defence. Next generation of project The ultimate aim is for Cascade to Said Malcolm Boyd, EHI support management tools help in EHI's business development. services manager: "We have to expend EHI had been considering Earned Said Malcolm Boyd: "As part of this considerable energy on bids and our Value performance management tools process, we will integrate Cascade with proposals go through several stages and since 1986 and had even designed its our Sun Systems' accounting package to revisions. Cascade helps us build bids in own system in-house. But, "software give us a complete business information a constructive fashion, making it far tools in-house at that time were inade­ system for the company." The EHI order is one of several Mantix orders in the defence industry, including the RAF, MOD (PE) and Northrop. Cascade is also used in the C$1.2 billion Department of National Defense (DND) Tactical Command Control and Communications System (TCCCS) by the prime contractor Computing Devices Company and the DND Project Management Office (PMO TCCCS). The EH101, originally envisaged for anti-submarine warfare, will now com­ prise several versions — maritime, civil and utility. The first helicopters are expected in 1995 and, to date, the company has nine pre-production models in operation. In the next stage of the project, EHI will be working very closely with IBM, who were recently announced as the prime contractors for the Royal Navy version of the helicopter, called 'Merlin'. Mantix Systems Ltd., 9 Progress Business Centre, Whittle Parkway, Slough, Berkshire SL1 6DQ. Tel: 0628 668011. AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — March 1992 21

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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