Data Criticality in Through-Life Product/Service Support
  • Room 202, Mast House, 24 Sutton Road, Plymouth, PL4 0HJ

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Naval vessels are among the most complex products and are used in diverse ways to implement and support maritime doctrine. They are long-lived, operate in widely varying environments and need to be serviced in a high state of readiness to meet a variety of demands. 

This presentation will look at some of the key issues in the naval product/service value chain, in particular:

  • identifying and analysing existing information sources that contain information indicative of the material state of product-service systems and identifying high value information sources; 
  • reviewing stakeholder issues/ influences experienced within the In-Service stage of naval products; 
  • developing a method that will utilise existing data to provide an improved awareness of the material state of equipment/ systems.

About the speaker

Dr Gary Ford is a systems engineer specialising in large complex product-service systems, for example In-Service maintenance of naval surface ships and submarines, at Babcock International, Plymouth. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering degree from Bristol University and is currently a Visiting Fellow at Bristol University. He started his career with the MoD in Devonport, Plymouth, and has accumulated significant experience in the service and design of complex naval vessels. 

Organised by the iSPER Product and Service Value Chain Innovation through Advanced Technologies (ProSerV) research group, this seminar is aimed at Plymouth University academic staff and postgraduate research students.

Booking is not required to attend but please contact Shaofeng Liu if you have any queries.

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