Aras and Robbins-Gioia Announce Strategic Partnership

Goal is to streamline sustainment operations across the Department of Defense.

Partnership provides solution to boost effectiveness and efficiency of advanced manufacturing within the Department of Defense.

Aras has announced a strategic partnership with Robbins-Gioia LLC (RG), a company specializing in systems modernization and enterprise solutions for the federal government and defense industry.

The partnership combines RG’s Jaguar Family of Advanced Scheduling Tools (JFAST) software, a program planning and control solution, with the Aras platform to provide a modern, scalable solution. RG’s JFAST software products are used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to provide the planning and scheduling for all maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations at the four Navy public shipyards and three Air Force air logistics complexes.

Combining the enterprise program control capabilities of JFAST with Aras’ product lifecycle management (PLM) platform will enable the streamlining of MRO operations to achieve the goals of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Digital Engineering strategy and Digital Air Force initiatives to deliver a higher level of warfighter readiness.

The enterprise MRO capabilities of RG’s JFAST software, combined with Aras’ enterprise low-code PLM platform, offers a resilient and configurable environment to sustain readiness for warfighter assets. Together, they establish a single source of truth and digital thread from the manufacturer to depot maintenance, which optimizes the scheduling and process control of the MRO of ships, aircraft and other systems to reduce cycle time, improve efficiency, and enhance the reliability of equipment provided to the warfighter. 

“Integrating the features of Aras technology with our Lynx product is a significant achievement that has the potential to dramatically accelerate improvements in throughput for our industrial partners,” says Brad King, CEO of Robbins-Gioia. “This partnership offers customers a solution which lowers the risk and cost of legacy systems modernization while solving the problem of maintaining the integrity of engineering data over the ‘last mile’ of the MRO chain.”  

“To ensure mission readiness, it’s critical to streamline MRO operations so they are in line with the DoD’s Digital Engineering strategy,” says Peter Schroer, founder and CEO of Aras. “This partnership will bring in the ability to further modernize sustainment operations, integrating with existing legacy tools and providing a highly configurable and upgradeable resiliency that they have not had previously.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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