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DSTA seeking smart solutions for secured inventory management and maintenance assistant

DSTA seeking smart solutions for secured inventory management and maintenance assistant

In Singapore, the Defence Science and
Technology Agency
(DSTA), the central procurement agency for the
Ministry of Defence  (MINDEF) has launched an
innovation call
.

In this innovation
call, DSTA is in search for two innovative solutions:

(1) Secured inventory management solutions

This Request
for Proposal
(RFP) seeks technically feasible concepts from
technology solution vendors to enable the concept of an unmanned store, with
the capability to verify inventory movement in/out of the store and update
inventory in near real-time.

Currently, Singapore Army relies on store personnel for
daily operations and management of its inventory of equipment. Store personnel
are required in all functions of the store, including opening/closing the store,
checking inventory status and replenishment, issuing of equipment, tracking
return of equipment, sending of equipment for maintenance and updating
inventory records.

As Inventory statuses and transactions are updated manually,
stock-taking and transaction tracking time consuming and subjected to human
errors. With the reduction of manpower foreseen in future, a smart, unmanned
store is envisaged to transform the existing inventory processes. 

Through this Request for Proposal (RFP), DSTA seeks
technological solutions to digitalise and automate the military store
functions, realising a smart, unmanned store where inventory status and
transactions can be tracked and updated timely with less dependencies on the
store personnel. With an unmanned concept, there remains a need for more robust
mechanism to manage secured equipment in the store.

As such, this RFP seeks technically feasible concepts from
technology solution vendors to enable the concept of an unmanned store, with
the capability to verify inventory movement in/out of the store and update
inventory in near real-time.

The solution will have to fulfil the basic requirements of
being able to (1) enable user to request indent/loan, check equipment
availability and approve requests, (2) grant access control based on
transaction approvals and some form of digital ID, (3) identify required
equipment for transaction and indicate equipment within store to facilitate
self-retrieval by user, (4) track equipment retrieved by the user and tag to
his account automatically based on the approved requests and flag out incorrect
equipment, upon the exit of user, and (5) safeguard secured equipment for
retrieval and departure only by authorised user pre-assigned in the system.

(2) Smart maintenance mobile kiosk solutions

At the moment, there are a lot of manual paper work and
processes involved in the Army’s maintenance of its fleet of vehicles.

As such, DSTA is seeking
technological solutions
to digitalise, automate and aid technicians
in their daily job routines, enhancing the efficiency, and allowing
less-skilled counterparts to also participate in the maintenance tasks.

This would realise a smart workshop, where operators are
able to aid technicians in the simpler tasks, and where administrative
works and processes are automated.

The ideal smart workshop will have the capability to guide
technicians or operators through maintenance leveraging augmented reality,
automate the filling of forms or create an enhanced user interface to
improve soldier experience and a mobile platform for providing smart
maintenance assistant solutions or equipment transportation.

The basic requirements for the solution are as follows, in
order of priority:

(1) Augmented reality solution (maximum of 5 use cases) to
display the step-by-step maintenance instructions, with augmented overlays to
aid technicians,

(2) Solution to enable user to automatically request for
equipment, check equipment availability and raise maintenance order,

(3) Solution to digitize an existing maintenance manual
(limited use cases), with the addition of natural language processing.

(4) Solution to design an interface on a server to
intuitively display the information in S/N 1.

(5) Hardware solution that aids the technicians in
transporting the spares of minimally 150 kg payload and smart maintenance
assistant solutions including charging ports etc. around the workshop.

(6) Back-up video guide displaying the maintenance tasks
within the augmented reality solution.

Both of the RFPs seek functional prototype to be fulfilled by 1 Nov 2018.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.