Digital transformation of manufacturing

MARKET DIAGNOSIS

The entire aerospace industrial system needs to transform and cope with a record projection of 10 000 new Aircrafts to be produced in the next 10 years.

Aerospace manufacturers are under increasing pressure to produce innovative designs and ramp up production in response to market demands. Advanced manufacturing technologies such as robotics, digital assistants, IoT, AI and ALM are being deployed across the production value chain to co-ordinate design, manufacturing and maintenance activities, increase production efficiency and reduce cost in the long term.

Digital transformation in manufacturing  generates savings around 30% to 50%.

How to manufacture differently?

In a longstanding, tightly regulated industry such as Aeronautics, changing production methods and process is not an easy project. If spending increases every year in Industry 4.0 technologies, most projects are still to struggling to deliver actual change and ROI in the operations.

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63/mo

Airbus/Boeing Single Aisle Production rates by 2020 vs 43/mo in 2015

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$40Bn

Estimated spending of the Aerospace industry in IoT by 2023 (11,8% CAGR 2017-2023)

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

We help our clients achieve quantified performance improvement with advanced digital & automation technologies.

With a unique engineering background and approach of Manufacturing processes’ digital transformation combining operational value focus, human centricity and innovation @ scale, our services help leading aerospace customers in:

  • Industrial ramp-up and maturity
  • End to End seamless Design-to-manufacturing approach (integration of Development, Industrialization and Manufacturing processes)
  • Increased control of production processes and progress through the extensive use of connectivity and analytics
  • Smart automation reducing variability and increasing productivity, quality and safety, and offering more time for humans to spend on value creating activities
  • Human centric approach to provide the enablers for better decision-making at the shop floor level

OUR OFFERING

Transformation is about concrete value delivery. We help Aerospace companies in their manufacturing transformation to improve industrial performance. We leverage digital technologies to achieve manufacturing excellence.

  • TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP

    Define a quantified vision of the objective, starting from a collaborative identification of business-relevant opportunities, consolidated into a comprehensive transformation roadmap (across people, process and technology), driving the holistic industrialization of a structured portfolio of initiatives

  • PILOT IMPLEMENTATION

    Test the technical and financial feasibility of specific solutions, integrating the relevant technologies

  • DEPLOYMENT AT SCALE

    Integration services to implement technical and financially viable solutions at company level to fully exploit its benefits

  • OPERATION

    Operation and maintenance of the implemented solutions

Architecture and Solutions

  • DIGITAL ASSISTANCE

    • Definition & implementation of solutions to improve the performance & safety of operators, technicians and shopfloor managers
    • Paperless processes & digital instructions, AR & VR training & support
  • PREDICTIVE PERFORMANCE

    • Definition & implementation of solutions to improve the decision making process at all levels of the manufacturing organization
    • Digital simulations & predictive analytics of production processes in design, re-design or continuous improvement
  • PROCESS AUTOMATION

    • Targeting the adequate level of automation and defining the technical specifications of the automated process
    • Digital and cyber-physical systems (robotics, cobotics) in production or supply chain
  • MONITORING & CONTROL

    • Architecture and deployment of solutions to connect systems, people & machines so that the whole manufacturing organization has better visibility & control on the operations
    • SCADA and MES combined to shopfloor connectivity, sensorization, IoT and analytics

INDUSTRY 4.0

Altran World Class Center: Advanced Manufacturing

The profusion of new technologies available for manufacturing activities creates a whole new set of opportunities to improve factories’ productivity. The WCC Advanced Manufacturing helps industrial leaders in making the right choices and strategies to leverage fully the Industry 4.0 revolution.

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