The white paper, “The Five C’s of Aerospace and Defense” explains some important considerations for A&D manufacturers and how ERP systems can help address five major areas of concern for A&D manufacturers– compliance, control, communications, competitiveness, and cost cutting. Below are a few other more specific needs addressed by Epicor ERP for Aerospace and Defense manufacturing companies.
1. Improve lead times and reduce waste through implementation of lean strategies.
Innovative manufacturers who deploy Lean methodologies business-wide reap huge benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and overall business performance. Epicor for A&D can help manufacturers looking to reduce wasted processes from the office to the plant floor, through use of fully integrated systems and streamlined business processes. Additionally, support for cell-based strategies and demand pull systems provide the framework for elimination of waste in the manufacturing process. Epicor for A&D offers embedded Kanban functionality which allows users to manage several types of electronic signals for Kanban control. As supply levels or order demand requires additional product, Kanbans are automatically triggered for replenishment.
2. Automate the compliance process and meet the requirements of ISO/AS9001 using Epicor comprehensive quality management solutions.
On top of the other challenges facing A&D manufacturers, strict governmental and industry mandated regulatory requirements demand tight control of manufacturing process and traceability, along with strict business practices, further stress A&D organizations. From International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) to ISO/ AS9100, today’s A&D manufacturer is faced with challenges that eat at the bottom line of their profits. Epicor’s infrastructure offers a comprehensive approach to automating the compliance process and provides the ability to generate a complete audit trail of all changes made to the data and records—the who, what, when, and where of the change.
3. Allows companies to compete and grow globally.
With competitive pressures driving many manufacturers to expand globally where labor is considerably less expensive coupled with recent trend in plant consolidations, many manufacturers today, both large and small, find themselves suddenly managing multiple sites disparately. Epicor for A&D offers comprehensive multisite capabilities coupled with global presence to meet your company’s requirements for local support. Competing globally and domestically—bridging geographic and strategic diversity and eliminating supply chain inefficiencies—can be accomplished with the technologies to streamline intra- and inter-company processes and communicate quickly and accurately.
Synchronization of complex relationships which determine supply, demand, and fulfillment is the means to reaching new, industry-leading levels of business performance, all while adhering to global standards for trade of parts such as GTIN-14 and RoHS compliance. Epicor for A&D can help you achieve maximum efficiencies across your globally extended enterprise.
There is much more to know about Epicor ERP for Aerospace and Defense manufacturing organizations, take a look at the features in functions for yourself in the virtual tour of the software. Have questions about our Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing ERP Solutions? Contact us today!