Key Challenges facing aerospace manufacturers and their suppliers
Safety and in-service efficiency, particularly where the air travel market is concerned, are the overriding concerns governing manufacturing in the aerospace industry. The problem is exacerbated by working in a regulated environment, with increasing complexity in design, increased collaborative engineering, new materials and the drive for cost savings. These add up to a range of challenges:
The complexity of a supply chain that has to work collaboratively
The obligation to conform to specifications
An abundance of safety-critical features
The need to achieve high first-time pass rates and reduce scrap of high-value materials.
The volume of data associated with all of the above is huge and it needs to be organised, recorded and maintained for decades (CMMs data for example).
How can Lighthouse Systems MES help you?
Shopfloor-Online MES is a modular Factory Information System
from Lighthouse Systems that can integrate with all the existing equipment and data sources associated with aerospace manufacturing and CMMs in particular.
Lighthouse Systems MES solutions are widely used in many discrete manufacturing organisations where safety, compliance and costs are at the top of the agenda.