Aerospace & Defense

Customers in the Aerospace and Defence Industry improve capacity utilization in periods of fluctuating demand, and reduce their operating costs with PlanningForce.

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Aerospace & Defense

Customers in the Aerospace and Defense Industry improve capacity utilization in periods of fluctuating demand, and reduce their operating costs with PlanningForce.

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Aerospace & Defense

PlanningForce enables better capacity utilization within and across multiple sites during periods of fluctuating demand. Production costs are reduced through the  optimization of supplies and the reduced need for subcontracting and temporary workforce. Based on dynamic and systemic models, long term investment plans under various demand scenarios can be built reflecting both capital equipment and human resources aspects.

 

Increase your agility and reduce production costs by linking Demand, Tactical and Operational planning in a leaner, faster & more efficient way.

With PlanningForce, financial gains are secured through the natural reduction of lost time, which flows from the rational utilization of resources. The scheduling engine calculates optimized timetables within seconds. Decisions then have an immediate impact across the organization’s many levels, and reports are automatically generated revealing gaps and problems, highlighting their source. Reminders are also automatically sent to partners, and more.

Increase your agility and reduce production costs by linking Demand, Tactical and Operational planning in a leaner, faster & more efficient way.

With PlanningForce, financial gains are secured through the natural reduction of lost time, which flows from the rational utilization of resources. The scheduling engine calculates optimized timetables within seconds. Decisions then have an immediate impact across the organization’s many levels, and reports are automatically
generated revealing gaps and problems, highlighting their source. Reminders are also automatically sent to partners, and more.

Your Advantages 

Eliminate bottlenecks and accelerate production

Plan your design offices, prototyping, industrialization and production phases in a fully integrated way, with PlanningForce.

Thanks to its finite capacity planning algorithms, PlanningForce reorders activities in an optimized way by eliminating bottlenecks and calculating the optimal dates and lead times for production.

Through a matrix organization represented by different roles, skills and levels of competence, orchestrate the activities across all your departments.

Orchestrate activities at all levels

Delegation is improved, and control is maintained, thanks to multi-level planning features available. This allows a level n to plan the milestones to be reached by a level n-1, on the basis of the real capacities of the latter.

Repeat this logic from the highest level of the organization to the operational levels. Information will circulate more and more quickly and reliably between entities at the same level, but also across levels.

Interface PlanningForce with your ERP, PLM or MES to speed up and make reliable bi-directional data exchanges between the different information systems of your management platform.

Make the most of your information systems

Whether you use routings or bills of materials that are barely formalized or, on the contrary, very detailed, PlanningForce translates them into tasks and operations. Requests on your resources (human, material such as machines) and raw materials are then defined accordingly.

Coupled with an MRP, PlanningForce will optimize your material orders : they are therefore placed neither too early nor too late. You therefore protect yourself against stock shortages while reducing the volume of these stocks. Your need for storage capacity and working capital is immediately reduced.

Last but not least, the data model and the capture of relevant data at the various steps of the value chain feed a data warehouse that enables powerful analytics and reporting.

Your Advantages

Eliminate bottlenecks and accelerate production

Plan your design offices, prototyping, industrialization and production phases in a fully integrated way, with PlanningForce.

Thanks to its finite capacity planning algorithms, PlanningForce reorders activities in an optimized way by eliminating bottlenecks and calculating the optimal dates and lead times for production.

Through a matrix organization represented by different roles, skills and levels of competence, orchestrate the activities across all your departments.

Orchestrate activities at all levels

Delegation is improved, and control is maintained, thanks to multi-level planning features available. This allows a level n to plan the milestones to be reached by a level n-1, on the basis of the real capacities of the latter.

Repeat this logic from the highest level of the organization to the operational levels. Information will circulate more and more quickly and reliably between entities at the same level, but also across levels.

Interface PlanningForce with your ERP, PLM or MES to speed up and make reliable bi-directional data exchanges between the different information systems of your management platform.

Make the most of your information systems

Whether you use routings or bills of materials that are barely formalized or, on the contrary, very detailed, PlanningForce translates them into tasks and operations. Requests on your resources (human, material such as machines) and raw materials are then defined accordingly.

Coupled with an MRP, PlanningForce will optimize your material orders : they are therefore placed neither too early nor too late. You therefore protect yourself against stock shortages while reducing the volume of these stocks. Your need for storage capacity and working capital is immediately reduced.

Last but not least, the data model and the capture of relevant data at the various steps of the value chain feed a data warehouse that enables powerful analytics and reporting.

CASE STUDIES

Our experience

Sonaca chooses PlanningForce to design a 5-year strategic plan for its study bureau. Creation of a long-term model that allows different scenarios to be run and quickly adapted over time as events occur.

Mecar chooses PlanningForce to solve the complexity of planning and scheduling its entire order portfolio across the different workshops and workstations and to optimize its supply chain accordingly, as well as to monitor the daily progress of tasks at workstation level.

Nexter Systems chooses PlanningForce to design both the long term plan (up to 10 years) and the short term plan (up to 3 months). It takes into account the large amount of data (more than 300,000 tasks and 1,200 resources) to be planned simultaneously. A bi-directional interface with the ERP system supports this complex process.

TESTIMONIAL

PlanningForce is not only a solution, it is also a skilled team which allows for the most pertinent implementation of the solution for every case. We worked together to address specific aerospace projects planning needs, evolving towards an adapted solution.

Hugues Langer, Sonaca

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