There are many possible courses of action open to aviation suppliers in terms of revolutionizing the company and processes in a beneficial way thanks to the digital transformation. Whether the supplier’s business is systems, cabins, engines, or structural engineering, the key question is always what individual digitization strategy is right for the company in question.
In this area, the customer-specific approach of Ingenics AG once again comes to the fore. Starting with an initial assessment of processes and IT systems, the perspective always focuses on the entire company, including all departments and the supply chain or customers – as reflected in the master plan. The right digital architecture is determined in close discussion with the client, based on the corporate strategy.
Ingenics AG sees itself as a digital architect who, together with the client, steers development of the corporate architecture. For aviation suppliers, making use of digital potential means the intelligent networking of all players to create sufficient transparency and process information in real time. It is a question of addressing the stages of OEM as well as system, component, and part suppliers across all relevant tiers. A value stream design identifies gaps in the information flow and sets out how to remedy these.
Possible approaches include Assembly/Production 4.0 (linking data and information structures of previously separate areas) and various uses of a digital twin (the digital image of corporate divisions for planning and simulation) in production, warehousing, and logistics.
The implementation support provided by Ingenics AG focuses on two areas that experience has shown to be crucial: priorities defined with the company with regard to making realistic changes alongside day-to-day business and the close involvement of employees. Both areas have a significant impact on the nature of support provided and ensure long-term success.
Collaboration allows aviation suppliers to achieve a highly agile process structure and a supply chain that provides information in real time. These can also be adapted quickly using specific triggers. The basis for such flexibility and responsiveness are vertically and horizontally integrated IT systems.
You can find out more information under the heading “Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0.”
Ingenics offers its services as a professional sparring partner to companies in the aerospace supply industry, helping them to address the issues mentioned above in a cooperative manner. The consultants at Ingenics have extensive industry experience and a wide knowledge of methods, all of which allows them to tailor their services to suit the demands of individual client projects.