Just like the weather forecast, there is a lot of information that needs to be considered to enable us to make these decisions. We review data from systems that monitor the performance of engines, as well as flight plans, warehouse inventory management records and mathematical models. This all comes together in the Rolls-Royce Services, Cost and Availability Forecast (SCAF) modelling system.
SCAF simulates fleet, maintenance and supply chain operations worldwide, generating complex reports that can assist in planning across each of these areas. It provides predictions for engine availability, parts demand, and maintenance capacity & cost over the medium and long term.
The reports generated by SCAF are incredibly detailed, and the insights they contain are invaluable to the technical, maintenance and commercial functions with an airline’s operations team. But they are only useful if they can be seen and understood easily. The Data Storytelling Challenge invites you to develop a more visual way of presenting the spare parts forecast from SCAF.