After accumulating over 25 years of experience in the domain of engineering product lifecycle information management, Brad started Straight Thinkers Limited to pursue an independent contracting career. Since its incorporation in June 2011, the company has operated successfully and profitably by pursuing two main lines of business, all of which is described in detail here:
Engineering information management consulting
Brad has executed a number of consulting assignments in large engineering projects and organisations, including contracts with:
- IBM (at BAE Systems);
- Babcock Marine and Technology;
- National Grid;
- GE Oil & Gas;
- GKN Aerospace;
- Warship Support Agency within the UK Ministry of Defence.
Bespoke software development
Brad and Richard have developed a bespoke software package for forecasting maintenance manpower and spares capacity requirements. This “Maintenance Optimisation Support Tool” (MOST) has been employed by BAE Systems for nearly ten years on the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship design and build programme by our client, Rmada Limited.