HOW DO SUPPLIERS INCREASE EFFICIENCY FROM BID TO DELIVERY?
Today’s aerospace and defense supply chains require greater agility and increased performance. Achieving ramp up to meet high production rates requires innovative leadership. Small and medium-sized companies must find a way to put data, information, and industry knowledge efficiently to deliver profitable growth.
Driven and controlled execution, operational efficiency, and connecting the dots across disciplines offer a lean and effective way to deliver on target. Dassault Systèmes’ Engineered to Fly Industry Solution Ex-perience helps companies to integrate their engineering processes from the proposal phase downstream through engineering, manufacturing, and all the way to delivery.
Win more business.
Improve operational efficiency and proposal development by using a single platform to help increase collaboration across teams and pro-actively manage the time-constrained bidding process. Engineered to Fly enables end-to-end knowledge capture throughout the proposal process to help ensure repeatability and reusability. Accurate, real-time costing data is available to all team members supporting new business acquisition. Proposal team members can reuse templates and company intellectual property (IP) from existing projects. Simulations can help improve selected designs for performance and manufacturing. Developing designs working with downstream functions can help companies better meet customer requirements. And, because Engineered to Fly maintains full customer requirements and decision traceability, time that used to be focused on proposal activities is now freed for product innovation. Companies using Engineered to Fly help reduce risk because higher fidelity proposals can better meet specifications, and they enjoy the confidence that they can successfully deliver the program as promised.
Lean practices, such as reducing handoffs across teams, reusing standard rules and templates, and improving change management contribute to enhance operational efficiency. Digital continuity from the concept phase through to manufacturing removes silos so engineering teams refer to a common reference. Companies have the ability to use this single source definition to achieve early design optimization and increase collaboration across disciplines improving quality and time to market.
Connecting the dots changes the game for companies that design or manufacture aerospace parts and systems such as machined components, composites, sheet metal, mold and tooling, electrical and hydraulic systems and more. Driving processes in a connected way allows suppliers to deliver on time, on budget, on target.
Improve program delivery
Delivering to commitments requires centralized management of all program data, key processes, and related technology. All of a project’s interrelated functions must be managed as a cohesive whole to reach delivery-to-contract and profit.
Suppliers of component and small equipment alike have the ability to improve project execution through a driven and controlled approach, including real-time status of proposals and projects; fully secure data and other IP; and full traceability for certification authorities and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers.
Powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, Engineered to Fly helps eliminate silos and make real-time collaboration possible. With an instant view of key performance indicators (KPIs) and full traceability to deliverables, suppliers are able to govern projects to meet customer specifications while managing continuous change. Complete traceability helps simplify change management with automatic tracking of the full documentation and history of part modifications. Driven and controlled execution offers companies the ability to meet targets by managing valuable company data securely and collaborate with multiple customers across multiple projects.
• Grow new business up to 25 percent without additionalheadcount by significantly cutting proposal turnaroundtime while improving bid quality
• Drive the execution across multiple organizations throughreal-time key performance Indicators, while providing fulltraceability for authority or OEM certifications
• Connect the dots across all value streams from engineeringto manufacturing to eliminating inefficiencies in the designprocess and ensure product quality
• Improve productivity up to 40% while reducing changeprocess requests and errors 30% or more through strongcontrols, rules-based optimization and seamlesscollaboration