Adapt and Comply Profitably to New Production Models - DELMIA Apriso Aerospace & Defense

Adapt and Comply Profitably to New Production Models - DELMIA Apriso Aerospace & Defense

Manufacturers in the Aerospace & Defense industry face pressure to comply with growing commercial and government regulations while improving profitability despite growing supply chain complexity. You need solutions that deliver extensive component and process traceability, genealogy and earned value management.


The DELMIA Apriso Aerospace & Defense Industry solution helps you address these complex challenges by offering a unified solution to improve manufacturing efficiency and flexibility. Simultaneously increase efficiency, compliance, quality and responsiveness with an Apriso solution to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs of compliance and quality, improve customer satisfaction and reduce the costs associated with performance-based logistics contracts. The DELMIA Apriso Professional Services team and alliance partner network enable A&D manufacturers to tightly integrate design, production and on-going support across extended supply chains


Ensure Product Collaboration Across Your Supply Chain

Manufacturers operate a multitude of design and manufacturing packages across a wide variety of program assets. While Model-based Design implies rolling all processes and Bills of Materials (BOM) into a centralized Product Lifecycle Management (PLM/PDM) solution, many leading manufacturers are leveraging their existing assets to take advantage of best-of-breed technologies. This strategy can be implemented with an Apriso solution to help facilitate engineering/design collaboration across your manufacturing operations and extended supply chain.


  • Synchronize process, product, quality and resource data along with 2D/3D work instructions across all manufacturing sites
  • Deliver step-by-step directed manufacturing and work instructions to shop floor mechanics


Adapt Quickly with a Process-based Solution

DELMIA Apriso solutions provide A&D manufacturers with a Business Process Management (BPM) framework for global Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM). This means every Apriso application shares a common, unified data model for improved responsiveness to change – across functions and sites. Quickly define and continuously improve production, quality, inventory, and maintenance processes, among others, with an Apriso solution:


  • Implement as a standardized solution, defining and deploying best practices globally while accommodating local, site-specific requirements
  • Adapt quickly to evolving design, supply chain, production, partner, and customer requirements while improving operational excellence.
  • Maintain appropriate governance as processes are easily updated while responding quickly to change


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Why Apriso?

  • Benefit from proven, large scale deployments in A&D for optimal efficiency and agility to changing market conditions
  • Drive to paperless design, manufacturing, reporting and management of operations
  • Leverage a process driven, flexible manufacturing operations management solution to integrate PLM and ERP systems for maximum efficiency on the shop floor
  • Utilize Apriso solutions for compliance to regulatory mandates such as ITAR and evolving regulations such as AS 9100 Rev C
  • Adapt quickly to leverage new composite technologies and processes with an agile platform for manufacturing


A Solution for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Dassault Systèmes – through its DELMIA Apriso offerings – is the only company that can offer a process-based solution for global manufacturing operations management that empowers you to track, trace, manage and control all elements of manufacturing operations both within your company and across your product supply network. Apriso extends the value of ERP, PLM and other enterprise business systems by closing the loop between design, planning and execution. By establishing a cohesive framework to share and improve processes, Apriso solutions best serve the needs of global manufacturers across their operations and extended product supply network. Apriso solutions provide the visibility and control to proactively detect potential operations disruptions quickly, so your facilities can run with greater efficiency while continuing to respond quickly to change. Implement Apriso individually or as an entire A&D manufacturing solution.


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Manage Configuration Changes

A&D companies must streamline engineering collaboration on initial systems designs, as well as engineering change orders from continuous improvement efforts and regulatory documentation on a cradle-to-grave basis. Accurately providing As-built and As-maintained records is an ongoing challenge.


  • Drive paperless manufacturing to realize order of magnitude improvements in the cycles between “develop, manufacture, improve, and MRO”
  • Amplify information granularity from ERP & PLM to the point of execution to simplify manufacturing on the shop floor
  • Synchronize configuration changes across key component suppliers
  • Ensure products are made correctly following the current design


Reduce Supply Chain Uncertainty

As the A&D industry moves to fewer, but larger, integrated programs with more stringent performance and service level contracts, it becomes more challenging to manage design, sourcing, innovation, manufacturing across the multitude of supply chains.

  • Gain visibility and genealogy from suppliers through final product
  • Provide quality execution to ensure standards to specifications
  • Ensure components and dedicated inventory are tracked to specific customers and programs
  • Achieve comprehensive containment of quality issues using “interlocking traceability”


“Apriso...supports our Lean and Six Sigma initiatives, simplifies technical training, standardizes labor reporting and improves quality and efficiency across the board. Now we have total visibility into Work-In-Process on the shop floor. We have a complete genealogy of parts and serialization of lots.” Chief Information Officer, Textron Systems

“All activity is now tracked and recorded for full traceability of engineering, production and quality operations processes.” Project Manager, MBDA


Gain Visibility to Assets

A&D companies require visibility to capital manufacturing assets to address Performance Based Logistics (PBL) requirements. They also need accurate costing in labour and materials to recognize revenue against contract milestones to support Earned Value Management (EVM) contracting practices.

  • Substantiate EVM using Time & Labor to track specific job tasks linked to project deliverables
  • Gain greater data granularity detailing products/systems’ lifecycle cost structure
  • Track quality issues back to their cause using “interlocking traceability”


Retain Institutional Knowledge

Most A&D companies are challenged to retain institutional knowledge as their workforce ages. While the workforce does possess a considerable depth of knowledge, much of it resides in paper-based systems or is not documented.

  • Capture and enforce best practices against performance objectives in the manufacturing
  • Expand practices across operations, and enable internal and external continuous feedback loops

 


Meet Regulatory Compliance Directives

It is critical for A&D companies to comply with requirements from regulatory agencies at both the national and regional levels. Additionally, growing emphasis is placed on safeguarding intellectual property to protect technological advantages, as well as limit and control information access, to address increasing national security concerns that are governed by U.S. and other sovereign nations.

  • Support ITAR control and reporting requirements
  • Support AS 9100 Rev C requirements as they are introduced to the practice
  • Drive quality while electronically capturing manufacturing data necessary for compliance
  • Expedite recall and containment management capabilities using genealogy and traceability
  • Access information required for both day-to-day operations and unexpected product issues using a unified database
  • Automate sign-off and release processes across your company and with customers


Implementation Support from Start to Finish

DELMIA Apriso professional services combined with a global partner network deliver the highest calibre of support, based on extensive industry knowledge and manufacturing operations experience. This combination of skills and service delivery help ensure Apriso solutions are implemented according to the highest possible quality standards. Dassault Systèmes’ staff can complement your own IT team by providing the right level of requirements analysis, systems configuration, quality assurance, training and go-live assistance that you need.

 


“We were looking for a solution that is advanced, comprehensive and would help integrate production, quality and traceability best-practices across our organization and supply chain while supporting our current growth plan. We are pleased to leverage Apriso as our industry incorporates new composite structures and materials into advanced aircraft designs.” President, HITCO, an A&D Supplier


Putting It All Together

As pressure grows to maintain compliance and reduce costs, winning in the Aerospace and Defense industry requires partnering with a proven company able to deliver a solution that provides visibility and control. Manufacturers must improve efficiency, compliance, quality and responsiveness. DELMIA Apriso A&D industry solutions enforce best practices, provide deep part and process traceability, genealogy and earned value tracking visibility.


Drive Paperless Manufacturing and Improve Efficiencies

  • Synchronize process, product, quality and resource data along with work instructions across programs, regional or global manufacturing sites
  • Deliver step-by-step directed manufacturing and work instructions to shop floor mechanics
  • Drive paperless manufacturing supporting ERP, PLM and MES
  • Increase information granularity from ERP & PLM to the point of execution


Assure High Levels of Quality

  • Support regulatory compliance reporting requirements
  • Synchronize configuration changes in manufacturing
  • Gain visibility from suppliers through production to ensure components and dedicated inventory are tracked to specific customers and programs
  • Expedite recall and containment management capabilities using genealogy and traceability


Manage Costs

  • Gain greater data granularity detailing products/systems’ lifecycle cost structure for profitability in PBL contracts and other customer programs
  • Substantiate EVM using Time & Labor to track specific job tasks linked to project deliverables
  • Track quality issues back to their cause using “interlocking traceability”

 


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Apriso solutions offer the widest possible footprint for management visibility – across your entire enterprise. Performance is optimized across all aspects of the extended value chain, including your people, materials, machines and processes – and those of your suppliers. By transferring real-time data, signals, alerts, KPIs or business intelligence from any network location to any other location around the world, Apriso solutions empower global manufacturers operating in the A&D industry to respond quickly to strategy shifts, changing market conditions and unexpected events.


Expertise in A&D Manufacturing

DELMIA Apriso solutions power the operations of industry-leading manufacturers around the world. The company has extensive experience helping A&D manufacturers improve efficiency, responsiveness and quality while managing costs.
Apriso A&D solutions offer real-time visibility and control to all manufacturing operations and the supply chain to improve manufacturing performance, ensure engineering collaboration and maintain high levels of quality. Together with its DELMIA Apriso Professional Services team and alliance partner network, an Apriso solution can help you improve efficiency, reduce the cost of quality and compliance, and reduce costs associated with performance-based logistics contracts.

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