SAM is a tool for planning, scheduling, and tracking aircraft repairs and maintenance. Designed for use by CAMO (continuing airworthiness management organisation) and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) businesses, SAM offers users inventory management, task scheduling, resource allocation, part reordering, batch and serial number tracking, fleet overview, and productivity tracking capabilities.
SAM gives users an overview of the status, availability, and shelf life (with support for both cure dates and expiry dates) for all spare parts. Batch and serial numbers are linked with documents, and materials set to be used “in house” are automatically registered to the aircraft tail number, to avoid part losses. Minimum levels can be set for parts, and those parts reordered when the number in stock falls below minimum. SAM also supports 3D barcoding.
Users can automatically import maintenance task lists into SAM, and define the part required for each task. Interactions between inventory and work orders allows for ordering parts in “just in time” for maintenance to be carried out, designed to reduce ordering and storage of unnecessary parts and improve cashflow. Work and preparation hours required, and necessary minimum skill levels can also be defined, allowing users to appropriately allocate their staff.
Software by Airline Software Applications ApSwww.asasoftware.eu