Air Canada Takes Off with Maintenix
Case Study #2
Student #: 500466403
To Think About
1. Air Canada hopes that the Maintenix will solve the communication issue between the
systems. The main problem was that the systems could not interact with on another
especially the finance and inventory systems. With a multi-billion dollar company that is
responsible for such important services communication is extremely important. Loosing
time and money in areas that a company shouldn’t is a setback and extremely
unprofessional because they are losing money and time. They also hope to decrease the
costs that the inadequacies the systems were causing. Air Canada hopes that the
solution will eventually provide supplementary functionalities to Air Canada Engineering,
Materials Management, Technical Records department, and is expected to be completely
executed at all Air Canada locations.
2. Matintenix provides a stable system platform that is easily manageable via Web and
easy to deploy to very station around the world. Maintenix improves operational
efficiency by not wasting any valuable time by decreasing repetitive tasks, and not
having incomplete information on hand. This was accomplished by allowing the finance,
maintenance, and engineering divisions to easily and more efficiently share information.
Maintenix provides a complete range of services allowing Air Canada to improve decision
making. This is because information is now completely transferred and available for all
interrelated departments, avoiding further confusion and mishaps. Another key factor
about Maintenix is that all the information provided is located in one place, resulting in
fast scheduling and avoids difficulties or poorly structured information systems. In
result, saving time, money and satisfying consumer needs more efficiently.
3. Three examples of decisions supported by the Maintinex system:
- Line maintenance is involved with matching an active list of maintenance
work necessities against limited resources at varying locations within a
continually changing flight schedule. Including line station planning
application that helps make decisions to schedule maintenance and assign
tasks based on a vast platform of information.
- The Maintenix engineering model is used to establish and decide the rules,
and maintenance program that every other module depends on. Using this
module the airline can organize a logical configuration to provide information
such as: compatibility rules, and part relationships.
- The material management module helps manage work with a degree of logic
ensuring convenience of parts without overstocking. In result is assists wit