Original Date: 04/24/2007
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Information : The Wave™ Strategic Asset Management Software System
The University of New Orleans, College of Engineering collaborated with industry to transfer software technology development initially designed for naval applications. The Wave™ Strategic Asset Management software system enables industry to take advantage of research and development efforts performed for the Navy.
The University of New Orleans, College of Engineering (UNO COE) developed software that was designed to store, monitor, and investigate failures experienced from initial factory testing through ship delivery. This software was developed for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) in its construction of the LPD-17 (USS San Antonio class ship) for the U.S. Navy. The UNO COE saw a need in industry for this software to be used outside the military environment. The commercialized version of the software is the Wave™ Strategic Asset Management System (SAMS). Wave™ SAMS’s unique features enable equipment operators to lower maintenance and repair costs, increase equipment availability, and reduce procurement costs.
Resurgence Software, headquartered in New Orleans, delivers innovative software solutions and services that help improve the bottom line for equipment owners and operators. One of their products, the Wave™ SAM, is a fully functional maintenance management and equipment and reliability analysis system that enables equipment owners and operators to improve their maintenance practices and optimize the reliability and financial performance of their organizations by maximizing equipment uptime, minimizing maintenance costs, and reducing the risk of equipment failure. Wave™ SAMS implementation by NGSS at four of its Gulf Coast shipyards (Pascagoula, Mississippi; Gulfport, Mississippi; Avondale, Louisiana; and Tallulah, Louisiana) has significantly improved maintenance management performance at each facility.
The Wave™ SAME software system (Version 4.0) offers the following enhancements: The ability to share aggregate data between plants and across the organization
The addition of both predicted and required customer-defined parameters for mean time between failure and mean time to repair that allow the user to analyze actual performance versus expectations
The creation of a failure review board module designed to formalize procedures for addressing critical failures
The addition of “tree views” throughout the program, which allow users to easily navigate wherever there are hierarchical structures
The ability to track equipment and failure during the construction phase, which makes Wave™ SAME a true-asset life cycle cost management package
A management feature that enables users to keep track of warranty and asset information, even as a piece of equipment moves to different locations within an organization
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