Manager Logistics and Maintenance Engineering
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Logistics Analysis

The benefit of a sustainable competitive advantage

Today’s logistic requirements are getting more and more complex and challenging and we often find it hard to keep up with the ever-changing reality. Saab provides tailored support solutions to meet the unique needs of each customer through our customizable, fully integrated life cycle based support concept.
From the customer’s requirements and prerequisites, we develop a cost effective, optimal logistics concept by using analysis of availability performance and LCC requirements. We can help you counter any challenge by balancing the need to maximize availability with the goal of reducing costs.
We have long experience and a significant installed base within all domains.

We have the tools

Saab has many years of experience and expertise in the use of the most effective software tools on the market. If necessary we develop our own tailored tools and models in order to provide the most suitable and efficient solution to our customers, and we can also verify results through simulation.

Lifecycle based support

Our support begins at the earliest stages of planning and continues through to decommissioning. This is tailored to the unique needs of every individual customer, ensuring that your systems and equipment provide maximum value in a sustainable manner.

Breaking the cost curve

Our skills and experience within logistics analysis has been a large contributor in breaking the cost curve for fighter aircraft development.

Increased availability & reduced cost

We will be part of setting up the complete life cycle of your solution by asking our Logistics Analysis experts for assistance in product design, procurement, utilization, support and retirement.

If you need to
  • Optimize your spare parts inventory
  • Range and scale your resources
  • Keep track of your life cycle cost
  • Establish a cost effective supply network
  • Achieve high system availability & reliability


We can
  • Help you by providing the tools, methods and knowledge within Logistics Analysis.
  • Evaluate all your life cycle stages by applying our broad experience in Logistics Analysis.
  • Provide evidence of achieved availability performance and cost characteristics to optimize a cost effective support solution for any Airborne, Naval or Land based product or system. From a complex aircraft fleet to a simple computer.
  • Adapt the size of the analysis to the size and complexity of the project and system.

Your benefits will be
  • A full scope of LCC (Life Cycle Cost) characteristics in the design, operation and retirement of a product.
  • A systematic  methodology with tools  and  methods  for the whole Life Cycle,  which can be used from specification  to end-life management
  • An analytic evaluation  of cost estimates,  assisting decision making process, budgeting, comparing  different design alternatives  etc.
  • A proactive work with risk management to eliminate and prevent problems before they occur or get critical.
  • An achieved ”design-to cost” with a balance between performance and cost.
  • A justification of improvements through operational performance evaluation and analysis.

Capabilities & services

Logistics analysis is complicated but efficient. The following are examples of services we can provide:

  • Requirements management, including identification, definition, analysis and break down of requirements concerning availability performance and cost effectiveness.

  • Development of verification plan/methods as well as allocation, follow-up and verification of requirements.

  • Decision support for negotiations related to cost, availability and logistics.

  • Evaluations of different “make or buy” alternatives, obsolescence issues etc.

  • Design and system effectiveness evaluation of alternative solutions.

  • Lifecycle cost analysis or tailored analysis for different stages of production, support, maintenance or retirement.

  • Ranging and scaling of maintenance resources / Spares recommendations / Resource optimizations.

  • Level of repair analysis and repair/discard decisions.

  • Analysis of system availability and cost during the retirement stage.

  • Sensitivity analysis, e.g. of variations in operation profile, reliability, cost, supply changes etc.

  • Reference cases


    Gripen C/D

    Alternative support solutions for Gripen C/D operators and campaigns have been tailored and optimized through logistics analysis and verified through simulations.

    Swedish navy

    Initial spare part Optimization associated to Swedish Navy new Costal Surveillance Radar PS640 (Manufacturer: Terma, Denmark)

    MRO contracts

    Evaluations and decision support for spares pooling, Part Exchange Program and Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contracts.

    Saab 340/2000

    Optimization and replenishment of Saab 340 spares focusing on both existing Part Exchange Program and operators own stocks.

    Gripen - South Africa

    Scaling and ranging of initial spares packages for various Saab products and systems, e.g. for Gripen in South Africa.

    ROV reliability

    Support design changes regarding a Subsea Resident ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) in order to meet increased reliability requirements caused by long periods of autonomous operations in a harsh environment.

    SK60 trainer aircraft

    Our logistics analysis and optimization of the Swedish SK60 aircraft fleet proved that the availability requirement could be achieved even though the fleet was significantly reduced.

    Gripen E - Lifecycle cost

     Supporting the design of Gripen E which has been developed with focus on Life Cycle Cost characteristics.

    Medical care facilities

    Establishment of cost-effective and mission-optimized  support solutions for integrated Medical Care Solutions for defence forces