Commercial Off-the-shelf Components (COTS): Zen and the Art of War Fighting Maintenance

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM EDT
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Long term combat operations produce incredible strain on the defence supply and maintenance chains. Program managers within the US Defense sector are falling back on non-traditional methods to maintain their military’s operational readiness. However utilising COTS components features its own set of dilemmas. Because of reliability issues, COTS components are affecting the lifecycle of equipment, resulting in over-budgeting and causing mission failures. This 90-minute webinar, with Ron Giuntini, explains the pitfalls that cause mission failures, while implementing cost-effective solutions and expert tips on how to cut through the red tape for approval.


Ron Giuntini
Chief Executive Officer
Giuntini & Company

Ron Giuntini is a subject matter expert (SME) on Performance Based Logistics (PBL), with specific expertise in forecasting the expenditures of the processes employed during the entire product lifecycle maintenance/sustainment stage.  As a SME, he has worked with such organizations as General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, L-3, Flir, DynCorp, Navistar, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, ICx, Oshkosh, Rockwell Collins, Bell Helicopter, US Army, USMC, US Navy, FMC Technologies, DRS and others.  Before becoming an independent consultant, Ron was the Director of Materials Management for a large commercial manufacturer, ran the global service-parts business unit of a business jet OEM and was a management consultant with Booz & Company.  Ron received his MBA from Indiana University at Bloomington, a BA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is certified by APICS as a CPIM.  He is also an Army veteran.  For more on Ron please visit