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Bombardier Aerospace Relies on Apriso for Manufacturing Operations Management

Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic
Published On: January 14 2013

Last week Bombardier Aerospace announced that it will expand its agreement with Apriso by standardizing on Apriso’s FlexNet as its enterprise solution for manufacturing operations management (MOM). Bombardier will work with Apriso to support production of both CSeries and Learjet 85 aircraft at its facilities in Canada and Mexico, demonstrating FlexNet’s ability to manage highly complex production, quality, maintenance, and material synchronization processes within a multiple-site aerospace manufacturing environment.

As a platform-based solution, Apriso’s FlexNet collaborates with other enterprise systems to ensure necessary manufacturing intelligence is available for planning in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and design in product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. By linking design, administrative, and manufacturing processes across the enterprise, Bombardier hopes to better adapt to changing market conditions while supporting continuous process improvement and frequent engineering change orders.

Apriso is currently integrated with Bombardier’s SAP ERP system. Bombardier is a Dassault Systèmes PLM and CAD shop, and it has embraced a three-platform strategy by deploying PLM, ERP, and MOM to serve its manufacturing design, planning, and execution needs to ensure sufficient collaboration to remain current and viable in the highly competitive aerospace manufacturing industry. So far, tight integration exists between PLM and ERP, while the integration of MOM is forthcoming.
 
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