Total Quality Management: Data-Driven Quality Towards Operational Excellence

In today's rapidly evolving aerospace and defense sector, total quality management (TQM) has become pivotal for achieving operational superiority and meeting the increasing demands for quality and efficiency. The key to success lies not only within the internal processes of manufacturers but significantly within the capabilities of their supply chain. Recognizing that no manufacturer produces 100% of its components in-house, the reliance on a supply chain to provide necessary parts or sub-assemblies becomes critical. The final product's performance, costs, delay, and quality are immensely influenced by every link within the supply chain meeting its objectives in these crucial areas.

Total Quality Management: Leveraging the Power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Dassault Systèmes addresses these challenges head-on with its total quality management approach, leveraging the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. This strategy empowers organizations to transcend traditional quality management practices by integrating advanced analytics, lifecycle management and manufacturing excellence. Such integration not only fosters innovation and enhances sustainability but also streamlines operations to maintain a competitive edge. Notably, non-conformance in the supply chain, accounting for approximately 6% of program costs, underscores the urgent need for a transformative approach. Enhancing collaboration and adopting model-based methodologies are essential steps towards transitioning from a sequential supply chain to a value network.

In response to the expected production ramp-up over the next three years, heightening levels of quality becomes a non-negotiable imperative. This responsibility rests with all stakeholders, including engineering, manufacturing, and the supply chain, urging a paradigm shift from sequentially driven quality processes to a more integrated and proactive model. Key strategies include embedding quality constraints at the design stage, using the digital mock-up (DMU) as the central point or universal language, and instantiating advanced product quality planning (APQP) automation within the supply chain.

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Read our articles below and deep dive in the key topics of quality such as APQP, FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis) and key trends such as production ramp-up and the importance of quality management in aerospace and defense.

Leveraging the ENOVIA, CATIA, DELMIA and NETVIBES portfolios, Dassault Systèmes' unique value proposition develops data-driven quality for operational excellence. This is achieved through the deployment of several Industry Solution Experiences tailored for the aerospace and defense industry portfolio. By connecting virtual and real-world data, Dassault Systèmes brings quality to unprecedented standards, ensuring that the aerospace and defense sector can meet its ambitious objectives for quality, efficiency and sustainability in an increasingly competitive landscape.

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Explore the forefront of TQM in the aerospace and defense sector, thanks to the insights of subject matter experts (SMEs) from Dassault Systèmes. This detailed Q&A session unveils the revolutionary impact of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s collaborative approach on TQM across manufacturing, MRO and operations and the extensive supplier ecosystem. Gain a comprehensive understanding of a model-based approach that seamlessly blends design, manufacturing, and lifecycle management, with a strong emphasis on proactive quality assurance. This exploration highlights the powerful synergy between digital solutions and TQM processes, ensuring unmatched operational excellence and continuous enhancement throughout the aerospace and defense industry.

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