DELMIA solutions ensure Aerospace & Defense manufacturers can reap the benefits of agile manufacturing

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
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In recent years, the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry has confronted an array of unprecedented challenges, ranging from geopolitical events, through to public health crises and climate disasters. The frequency and magnitude of disruptions have surged, necessitating manufacturers to adopt innovative strategies, optimize processes, and future-proof operations by leveraging advanced technologies that offer maximum benefits.

Amidst these challenges, many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and supply chains within the industry faced difficulties in avoiding layoffs. Numerous Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers were compelled to release their valuable workforce from factories and shop floors. However, with the global situation now stabilizing and travel demand on the rise, production is visibly accelerating.

Market leaders are gearing up to double or triple their production rates in the coming years. Yet, the A&D industry, characterized by long-leading items, faces a supply chain challenge with a lead time between two and three years. This significant rise in demand places immense pressure on the supply chain, posing challenges like an unprecedented workforce skill gap, the necessity for new workplace safety improvements, or the need for production processes resilient to future disruptions.

The A&D industry also struggles with the intricacies of producing complex products, assemblies, and related processes, including considerations of sustainability, cost, traceability, genealogy, and evolving statutory guidelines. The industry’s extensive supply chains and diverse operations across applications require resilience and flexibility in business.

Read the full eBook to learn how DELMIA solutions support A&D manufacturers in their struggle to optimize processes and reap the rewards of agile manufacturing.  Check out how Hexcel leveraged various solutions within DELMIA’S 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including DELMIA Apriso MES.

Be sure to browse our website for more information on how DELMIA Ortems APS and DELMIA Apriso MES can help you turn industry obstacles into winning opportunities. Check out our extensive case study to learn how Andea and one of the A&D industry leaders Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) partnered to create a Manufacturing Planning and Execution Platform solution.