A very effective and efficient support model in the domain of Material Management is the standardized process automation and end-to-end integration. Since 2001, NSPA successfully applies this concept to the NH90 and TIGER helicopters programmes and, more recently, to the A400M aircraft and the Alliance Ground Surveillance project (AGS).
Therefore, NSPA facilitates the automation and standard integration between stakeholders into all future weapon system life-cycle management services.
With the end-to-end automated electronic data processing, NSPA covers the supply chain disciplines of weapon systems over the complete life-cycle including (but not limited to) spare part catalogues, pricing and the related ordering of spare parts and repair services as well as the full order life-cycle with deliveries, transportation up to and including invoicing and payments.
NSPA acts as data hub connecting customers (Nations), contractors (Industries) and management agencies supporting electronic data exchange (EDI) in various formats (ASD/AIA S2000M, ATA Spec 2000, X12, SAP IDOC, etc),ensuring its services all the time and end-to-end.