Manage Supply Chain
Drive integration to improve visibility, on-time delivery and first-time quality

Face new challenges

Increase pressure on suppliers

Today, supplier-created parts and content represents 50%-60% of the value of an aerospace system. Relentless price pressures and the expected doubling of air traffic over the next 20 years are compelling Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers to reinvent the way they work with the supply chain. The new model requires a closer partnership to improve visibility, on-time delivery and first-time quality.

Suppliers understand the need to provide better visibility to their OEM customers. To do so, they must adopt tighter integration and work seamlessly as an extension of the OEM. Those suppliers who choose to continue business as usual, and do not adapt their business model, risk losing business. Aircraft manufacturers who can’t find strong suppliers may seek to acquire and “insource” high value suppliers. The entire supply chain is undergoing a shift to effectively compete in the aerospace market.

Transform the entire supply chain to optimize operations by:

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Connect across organizations, functions, and companies worldwide to using a single System Digital Mockup (S-DMU) to drive down development costs by as much as 60 percent.
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Increase on-time delivery through shared development of strategic plans, inventory targets and resource plans.
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Avoid potential manufacturing issues through real-time alerts of plant disruptions, bottlenecks and the root cause of production delays across the entire supply chain.
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Increase profitability by creating and comparing multiple scenarios quickly and accurately to find the most profitable outcome.

Adopt the strategy

Improving OEM and Supplier Collaboration

Manufacturers, like Boeing, Airbus, Dassault Aviation, Turkish Aerospace Industries, and other leading OEMs, are now leveraging new software platforms to work collaboratively with suppliers to design new platforms, update existing aircraft programs, modernize production systems and deploy new services. This transformation effort significantly improves the agility of the entire supply chain, improves first time quality and significantly lowers costs.

The 3DEXPERIENCE® platform connects the dots between OEMs and suppliers to improve their collaboration. This results in improved visibility, on-time delivery and first time quality. Suppliers can interact seamlessly with OEMs to design components, integrate systems and keep manufacturing activities in sync to avoid potential slowdowns of production.

Success story

Achieving Zero-Defect Design for SAFRAN Transmission Systems

Safran Transmission Systems, the worldwide producer of aerospace transmission systems, aims to achieve zero defect design to satisfy the quality requirements of the rapidly evolving aerospace sector. Learn how Safran achieved 30 percent productivity gains and higher quality.