Embracing efficiency and adaptability in aerospace & defense manufacturing

In the extremely complex and heavily technology-reliant aerospace & defense industry, managing changing demand while maintaining manufacturing efficiency has never been more critical. The coronavirus pandemic has been a true reality check, introducing unprecedented challenges that forced companies to adapt production demands while continuously improving quality, sustainability, and worker safety. At the same time, the current economic climate means many manufacturers must lower costs while still ensuring on-time delivery. This is where the Build to Operate Industry Solution Experience on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform comes into play.

Friday, May 24, 2024

The aerospace & defense industry must now navigate a complex landscape where flexibility and efficiency are paramount. Traditional manufacturing approaches struggle to keep pace with the dynamic requirements of today’s market. The Build to Operate solution bridges this gap by accelerating production targets and increasing manufacturing capacity through innovative, technology-driven processes.

A cornerstone of the Build to Operate solution is its integration of the "virtual twin" technology. This advanced feature connects planning with the shop floor, providing a comprehensive real-time view of plant status. By anticipating issues and enabling proactive actions, manufacturers can avoid disruptions and streamline their operations. This not only ensures continuity but also enhances the ability to meet demand without compromising on quality or schedule.


Implementing Build to Operate offers numerous advantages for aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers:

  • Full visibility and control
  • Reduced manufacturing cycle time
  • Efficient capacity planning
  • Continuous process monitoring
  • Centralized quality management


Download the brochure to learn more about how the Build to Operate Industry Solution Experience on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform enables aerospace & defense companies to control, monitor, and validate manufacturing processes with digital precision.

Visit our website for more information on how Dassault Systèmes DELMIA solutions can help you better control your shop-floor processes, decrease manufacturing cycle time, and increase quality. Check out our extensive case study to read how Andea and one of the aerospace & defence industry leaders Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) partnered to create a Manufacturing Planning and Execution Platform to support the company’s different processes and address its diverse business needs in the fields of production, quality, warehouse, labor, and supply chain.