December 20, 2016
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
If you’re like us here at Mapcon, you’re excited for the upcoming release of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" in just a few short days. As the release date draws closer and closer, we couldn't help but wonder: how would the implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) have changed the previous films? I truly believe that both the Rebels and the Empire could have benefited greatly by simply using a CMMS.
Proper inventory management is an important part of any company. It can help companies save money because it is definitely less expensive to actually track inventory and know exactly where it is than to order new things. Just think of the inventory on the Death Star alone! They have ships, weapons, army droids, and many, many other items which should be tracked. If the Empire had kept track of how many ships they had on the Death Star, they would have noticed right away when one of them was stolen. In "Return of the Jedi", the Rebels steal one of the Empire’s shuttles which they will use to destroy the shield generator on the second Death Star. The shuttle contains the Empire shields and codes, without which the shield generator could not be destroyed. If the Empire had a CMMS in place to track their inventory, they would have noticed right away that one of their shuttles was missing, and they could have launched a counter-attack, thus changing the entire film.