Parts Life, Inc., is a leader in life cycle sustainment and lifespan extension of mission critical military assets by providing engineering and manufacturing obsolescence and supply chain solutions.
Parts Life, Inc. (PLI) addresses the strategic gap that exists between new systems being introduced and aging, existing systems. These systems continue to be used well beyond the asset’s intended lifespan and design due to diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS) and budgetary restrictions delaying new systems from being introduced. Often, the OEM of these parts are not a reliable and cost-effective source during this critical time of the asset’s life cycle, resulting in a shortage of parts. Many times the plans and drawings for the part are unavailable or incomplete. To address these issues, PLI has developed customized processes with diverse capabilities creating agile, efficient, cost-effective options for the military to source these hard to replicate parts, provide life cycle sustainment support.
More than “just a supplier”, Parts Life, Inc. acts as a strategic partner focused on closing the strategic gap for military asset manufacturing, by developing processes with proven, custom obsolescence and supply chain solutions designed to provide life-time support for expensive and mission-critical assets.
As a partner, PLI prides itself on meeting and exceeding client requirements through on-time delivery, a zero defects standard, continuous improvement, and quality control. Value is increased for our clients, such as the U.S. Army, Dept. of the Navy, Dept. of the Airforce, and Defense logistics agency, through short lead time, responsiveness, and quality that surpasses expectations.
Department of Defense program managers face relentless pressure to source replacement parts that meet rigid quality and functionality specifications, while satisfying tight scheduling requirements and lowest total cost demands. By addressing the strategic gap created by DMSMS within military programs and platforms that have been pushed out or delayed, PLI’s goal is to extend the life of our customer’s existing equipment, therefore extending the lifespan of the asset and, in doing so, eliminates the need to purchase newer, more expensive equipment. We leverage manufacturing execution skills in complex and diverse environments, providing an outsource option that enables clients to focus resources on program management, customer satisfaction, and new system development.
Parts Life Inc. enables PMs to proactively mitigate the obsolescence risk of military systems while maintaining a core focus on agility, efficiency, and affordability. Parts Life, Inc. has developed programs specifically created to target obsolescence needs within the military, such as 5R and R.O.P.E. These programs use a variety of methods such as modification or redesign, new system design, alternate sourcing, strategic sourcing, and teaming relationships to serve its clients. Products range from discontinued parts for sophisticated manufacturing and military equipment to components for trucks and construction vehicles.