Department of the Air Force (DAF) vehicle enterprise's maintenance activities have a need to delay a sub-work order task and/or defer parts, but require the warehouse maintenance issue to remain open. Although the part is deferred, the maintenance issue still must process and hold part(s) for future use (e.g., installation of vehicle). Currently, the system will move the maintenance issue to DE-Deferred status when deferring the sub-work order. This effectively cancels the maintenance issue as no further action is possible within DE-Deferred status. This action eliminates the demand signal within the system and requires the maintenance technician to externally communicate with the warehouse to ensure the requisition is fulfilled for future use.
Create an option to cancel a work order requisition and defer the part(s) with an open maintenance issue. When selecting this option the maintenance issue links to the work order, updates to DE-Deferred and creates a new maintenance issue linking to the asset id. New maintenance issues unlinked to a work order would indicate the need to complete the pick process or create a backorder for installation after receipt.
This is critical to ensure fleet readiness by eliminating supply chain disruptions. Delaying fulfillment of a maintenance issue compounds long lead times within part acquisition.
This change will reduce task time, need for work order processing as well as increase data accuracy by reducing repetitive entry.
This improvement will benefit the DAF and all other DoD Agency's