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GoneToTheCanner
1st October 2006, 08:48
Hi all
There I was, in Porter's of Newbridge, having a free read of the Cosantoir,going thru an article about S and T, about DF vehicle logistics,etc when there came a line about throwing out soft-skin spares after two years and hard-skin spares after five.I thought, duck fat, that can't be right, shurely shome mishtake!? two years only? Why? Anyone care to enlighten me why perfectly good stuff gets ditched so soon...
regards
GttC

Truck Driver
1st October 2006, 20:05
Hi all
There I was, in Porter's of Newbridge having a free read of the Cosantoir,,going thru an article about S and T, about DF vehicle logistics,etc when there came a line about throwing out soft-skin spares after two years and hard-skin spares after five.I thought, duck fat, that can't be right, shurely shome mishtake!? two years only? Why? Anyone care to enlighten me why perfectly good stuff gets ditched so soon...
regards
GttC

Har Har - was doing the same thing elsewhere myself.

The only thing I can think of is that the manufacturer's warranty for the part would have expired, and so, no benefit to storing that part, if not being used?

DeV
2nd October 2006, 19:20
"Nowadays things are different though due to the demands of health and safety... "

The reason given in the article. TD is probably right with regard to the warranty.

GoneToTheCanner
3rd October 2006, 20:03
Hi there
It strikes me that if you are dumping stuff after only two years, regardless of warranty, then you are consuming large amounts of money to sustain a defined level, rather than focusing on what you actually consume. In the aviation world, we divide spares into rotables(overhaulable items) and consumables(tyres, batteries, bulbs,etc) and we use reliability engineering to divine how much we can expect to use in a year.Airlines rarely keep large amounts of stock on hand, any more, and work with suppliers to ensure that the right part is available as soon as possible when needed.I'm sure the Air Corps have something similar. We also try and crossmatch items to see if they can be used across different aircraft (bulbs, hardware,etc). Users are much more proactive about spares holdings these days and try to get away from the days of sheds full of obsolete stuff (not good news, necessarily, for collectors and museums).
regards
GttC

Goldie fish
3rd October 2006, 21:53
The UK has been doing the stroing and disposal routine for many years now, and this is where people like Whithams ply their trade. However they also routinely dispose of vehicles regardless of use, ensuring that the equipment in use always has a ready stock of up to date parts.

As an aside, I notice the new nissans are Automatic Transmission, as is the Iveco Drops. Has the standard H fallen out of favour with the DF or is there some other reason?

DeV
3rd October 2006, 22:15
I presume they have enough cop-on in CVBWs to insure that the quantities of spares that is waded every year is kept as low as possible while ensuring vehicles can be put back on the road ASAP.

Silver
8th October 2006, 17:21
I presume that the stock which is 'disposed of' is sold off rather than just dumped/recycled ?