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Royal Australian Navy: The RAN recruits Teamcenter Aerospace & Defence solution

Supplier: Product Lifecycle Management Australasia
10 April, 2008

The Navy recruits a configuration management solution

The Royal Australian Navy completes an overhaul of its configuration management framework and supporting information systems with the addition of Teamcenter Aerospace and Defense


With billions of dollars in assets and a critical role in national defense, the Navy needed effective and reliable logistics information systems management.

A tragic beginning

On May 5, 1998, a fire aboard the Royal Australian Navy fuel tanker HMAS Westralia claimed the lives of four of its crew.

A commissioned study into the tragedy identified numerous areas in which improvement was necessary in the way the Navy approached product lifecycle management.

This included acquiring a dedicated Navy-wide configuration management tool that would provide the impetus to rectify the deficiencies in the change management process that contributed to the Westralia incident.

Improving safety and performance

Since the time of the incident, the Navy has put enormous effort into overhauling and updating its configuration management framework and supporting information systems, an effort now being enhanced by the addition of UGS’ Teamcenter Aerospace and Defense software as the Navy- wide configuration management tool. Teamcenter is a product lifecycle management solution.


Streamline change management process

Provide lifecycle visibility for improved asset safety and performance


Implement Navy-wide configuration management tool quickly, cost-effectively


Delivered phased deployment of Teamcenter® Aerospace and Defense software within committed timeframes and budget, with phase one – representing 230 licenses – brought into production in less than nine months

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