A View from the Ground at the Paris Air Show

By Ellen

The 51st Paris Air Show

The first two days of the Paris Air Show gave participants aerial demonstrations from the AIRBUS A350, A380 and A400M; Dassault Aviation Rafale and Falcon 8X; the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Patrouille de France. Also launched at the Paris Air Show, Dassault Systèmes announced Build to Operate, a new Industry Solution Experience for aerospace and defense companies that aims to maximize manufacturing operations.

Paris Air Show sign at Le Bourget

Global Manufacturing Efficiency

How does Build to Operate help manufacturers? For the past decade or so, large aviation OEMs have put a lot of effort in the design of increasingly composite aircraft. Given the growth in commercial aviation, aerospace manufacturers seek to implement more lean practices to improve program performance and equip global operations. One major way to improve performance is find a way to free data trapped in silos across the multitude of IT systems across the enterprise. Striving for lean manufacturing means having immediate access to information, removing labor intensive manual processes, and lower the risk to data integrity by eliminating the need to collect data over time and store it.

True manufacturing efficiency requires real-time data from across the enterprise. Essential to efficient and reactive manufacturing capability is the ability for all participants to work in unison, like a virtual symphony. Manufacturers must unite their global factories as one performing organization. This requires a platform that can integrate with other enterprise systems to ensure that all critical systems receive relevant shop-floor production information and support and synchronize global operations.

Build to Operate Provides Global Visibility and Control

Build to Operate helps both aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and large suppliers increase program efficiency and quality. Based on DELMIA Apriso, the solution offers Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) capabilities to monitor, control and validate all aspects of manufacturing. This frees up manufacturers to focus on more strategic operations.

Manufacturing Operations Management includes a wide range of functions, but one major advantage is that it allows manufacturers to make fully informed decisions because they enjoy a full view of operations. A lack of visibility can have serious impact to manufacturing operations, so Control Center for complete oversight – especially across the extended enterprise. Because if you are unable to see where you are headed, the likelihood of making a decision that can adversely impact global support and synchronization is a real consideration, with real-world consequences.
Instant visibility on all levels of productivity—plant, line, station, cell and individual— is a critical enabler for continuous improvement. ‘Build to Operate’ brings this capability to existing production lines and accelerates the ramp-up of new lines to reach optimal rate. By receiving all required data, plant managers can view, control and execute automated manufacturing operations through sensors in real time.

The Build to Operate solution offers the ability to monitor, control and validate all aspects of global manufacturing operations – all with digital precision. These capabilities range from replicable processes and production sequences, to the flow of deliverables throughout their supply chain.

Having these competencies allows manufacturers to manage global material supplies, logistics execution and production operations in one site and then execute across all global sites. Visibility into operations (both within a single plant and across all plants) results in better alignment with business performance targets, including WIP and Labor.

Enable the Future Factory Today

Build to Operate increases the efficiency of manufacturers’ existing lines and accelerates the production ramp up of new ones to enable future factory innovations, today. Michel Tellier, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes explains,

Aerospace companies implementing this ‘factory of the future’ today can expect benefits that include as much as a 25 percent reduction in errors, 20 percent less waste and up to a 15 percent improvement in first-time quality.”

factory Scene_01_cropAnother announcement at the Paris Air Show was Air Bus Helicopter sharing its objective for the solution.

“We adopted Dassault Systèmes’ Build to Operate industry solution experience to improve manufacturing execution for our existing and future helicopters programs,” said Jean-Luc Sturlèse, Vice President, Production Flows Management, Airbus Helicopters. “By tightly unifying engineering with our change management process, and by implementing lean processes like just-in-time processing and paperless manufacturing, we aim to improve quality and accelerate production while lowering program costs.”

Read more about Build to Operate for aerospace and defense companies: http://www.3ds.com/industries/aerospace-defense/build-to-operate/

Ellen MondroEllen Mondro

Married to aerospace & defense, I write about and develop go to market strategy for @3dsaerospace solutions. It’s an honor to work in this industry and with companies that use technology to create advancements in space, aviation and security. In my precious free time you’ll find me enjoying warm weather, watching my kids’ baseball games and spending time with family and friends.

Dassault Systèmes and EXPO 2015: Partnering for A More Sustainable Future

By Amy P.

Expo Milano 2015The World Expo happens only once every five years and therefore, when Dassault Systèmes had the opportunity to sponsor the 2015 World Expo – focused on key eco-sustainability themes – it was natural for us to participate. The 2015 World Expo will take place in Milan, Italy from May 1 to October 31, 2015 and will examine the challenges of balancing nutrition for mankind with respect for the planet’s resources. To support this focus and make the event accessible to all, Expo Milano 2015 has created an online, virtual model of the one million square meter exhibition site. As the leader in 3DEXPERIENCE®, Dassault Systèmes is pleased to be named the Official Expo Sponsor of this effort. Now, virtual visitors can immerse themselves in a real-time 3D universe and explore the venue’s buildings at their own pace and throughout the event’s duration. The first version of the Virtual Tour went live in December 2014 and will continue to be enhanced with interactive 3D features, 360° views, sound effects and high definition images, bringing the event to life in a visual, vibrant and informative manner, and helping to contribute to the global awareness of the planet’s nutritional resources. (New version will be announced in May – stay tuned for more!)

“Expo Milano 2015 is expected to be one of the largest international events of the decade and the subject of nutrition and sharing sustainable solutions resonate in any corner of the globe. Reduction of waste and eco-friendly food choices are sample topics that will be featured during the event. In parallel, creating a 3D tool that offers access to virtual visitors who otherwise would not be able to attend or who wish to complement their visit makes what will take place that much more compelling.”

~ Giuseppe Sala, Commissioner of the Government of Italy for Expo Milano 2015 and CEO of Expo 2015 S.p.A.

“Society as a whole is placing increasing demands for its survival on a planet with diminishing resources, and we must address this reality or risk the well-being of future generations.  Only through seeing and experiencing can society fully discover how a harmony between product, nature and life can positively impact the planet. By offering visualization tools that provide meaningful 3D experiences, we can help inspire imagination and innovation that will meet this challenge and create a more sustainable future.”

~ Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes.

At Expo Milano 2015, over 20 million attendees will experience cultural and culinary traditions and technologies involved in food production from over 140 exhibiting countries, in addition to participating in events, shows, conferences and meetings that address the environment and urbanization.

Click to learn more about EXPO 2015.

To explore the EXPO virtually, click here to visit the Virtual Tour.

ENOVIA Keys to 3DEXPERIENCE – Roadshow 2015

By Matthew

The ENOVIA R2015x Roadshow is Coming to a Town Near You!

ENOVIA Keys to 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x Roadshow

ENOVIA Keys to 3DEXPERIENCE R2015x Roadshow

ENOVIA users thrive inside our intimate, collaborative User Group meetings where discussion, experience sharing, and providing feedback are not mandatory, but encouraged with opinions welcomed.

Sound like you?  If so, register today for one of many User Group meetings being hosted globally during our ENOVIA Keys to 3DEXPERIENCE  Roadshow 2015.

Join your professional peers together with our team of ENOVIA experts to learn, share and be inspired on your 3DEXPERIENCE journey.

Starting April 7 in Waltham, MA USA and continuing on throughout the year culminating September 22 in Milan, Italy – we look forward to you joining us at a session near you!

Here is a sample agenda of the hot topics that we will cover (subject to change and localization):

  • “Keys” to Platform Modernization and Profitable Growth
  • Customer Experience Sharing Testimonies
  • “Key” to User Experience:  ENOVIA What’s New! 
    • 3DEXPERIENCE Roles, Dashboards, User Interface (14x, 15x)
  • “Key” to Disruptive Engineering: 
    • “ZERO Files” for Design in Configured Context
    • Customer Testimonials
  • Networking Luncheon
  • “Key” to “Invisible Governance”:
    • Program, Project and Contracts Management for “ZERO Delays” – Featuring a Customer Case
  • “Key” to Enterprise Efficiency:
    • IP Classification and Security – Featuring a Customer Case
  • “Key” to Global Product Development:
    • Configuration Management with “ZERO BOM Errors”
  • Next Steps:
    • Your Plan to Harness the Power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Our planned stops include:
Date        Location / Register Link & Country

07-Apr      Waltham, MA  USA
14-Apr      Shanghai  China
16-Apr      Bangalore  India
21-May     Stockholm  Sweden
11-Jun      Woodland Hills, CA  USA
08-Jul      Paris  France
01-Jul       Tokyo  Japan
22-Sep      Milano  Italy (details to come!)
06-Oct      Seoul Korea (details to come!)
08-Oct      Singapore (details to come!)

We look forward to seeing our users like you attend one of these meetings so register now as seating is limited!

Download the abstract on topics here:   ENOVIA Keys 2015 Topic Summary

 

Matthew J. Hall

Matthew J. Hall

Matthew Hall is the ENOVIA User Advocacy & Social EXPERIENCE Specialist.  You can find him on Twitter at @mjhall. Connect with ENOVIA at @3DSENOVIA



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