THE CUSTOMER PROBLEM
Inventory planning for a maintenance program schedule was difficult, resource intensive and causing delays to a program. Multiple systems for engineering design, engineering project planning and inventory built on 1980s technology were in use offering no or limited connectivity.
THE CUSTOMER BENEFIT
- A solution that optimized the system and avoided large capital expenditure– Domain expertise and strong alignment with stakeholders, including inventory suppliers enabled process deficiencies and systems to be optimized without a major systems investment.
- Improved inventory management – reduced the time to produce a project inventory report from 8 hours to 1 minute.
- Greater data integrity – introduced proven automation techniques to produce reliable, clean data that enabled improved data analysis.
THE SEATEC SOLUTION
Consultants with deep aerospace manufacturing expertise established a cross business program team with suppliers to ‘own the problem’. The teamIdentified business process opportunities with and without a technology solution and selected the highest value projects. Systems were connected by developing interfaces to pull and harmonize data from multiple sources. The team then automated data analysis, built exception based inventory alerting, and built inventory forecasts. A change management process was employed to engage and train the stakeholders with documentation that enabled the customer to independently operate the solution.