Leverage digitalization

The smart path to supplier development and program success


Increase pressure on suppliers

Today, supplier-created parts and content represents 50 to 60 percent of the value of an aerospace system. Despite current air travel is not expected to return to pre-crisis levels until 2023, the air traffic is still expected to double over the next 20 years. Adding this to relentless price pressures Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers have to reinvent the way they work with the supply chain. The new model requires a closer partnership to improve visibility, on-time delivery and first-time quality.


To do so, all suppliers need to transform how they interact, providing higher visibility to OEMs to get tighter and seamless integration. From siloed and linear ecosystem, the supply chain need to become a value network. A network which ensure full access to any required knowledge, know-how, skills and talents as well as real-time social collaboration between individuals, groups or organizations.


Aircraft manufacturers who can’t find strong suppliers may seek to acquire and “insource” high value suppliers. The entire supply chain is undergoing a shift to effectively compete in the aerospace market.


Transform the entire supply chain to optimize operations by:

Connect across organizations, functions, and companies worldwide to using a single System Digital Mockup (S-DMU) to drive down development costs by as much as 60 percent.

Increase profitability by creating and comparing multiple scenarios quickly and accurately to find the most profitable outcome.

Increase on-time delivery through shared development of strategic plans, inventory targets and resource plans.

Avoid potential manufacturing issues through real-time alerts of plant disruptions, bottlenecks and the root cause of production delays across the entire supply chain.


Improving OEM and Supplier Collaboration

Manufacturers, like BoeingAirbusDassault AviationTurkish Aerospace Industries, and other leading OEMs, are now leveraging new software platforms to work collaboratively with suppliers to design new platforms, update existing aircraft programs, modernize production systems and deploy new services. This transformation effort significantly improves the agility of the entire supply chain, improves first time quality and significantly lowers costs.


The 3DEXPERIENCE® platform connects the dots between OEMs and suppliers to improve their collaboration. This results in improved visibility, on-time delivery and first time quality. Suppliers can interact seamlessly with OEMs to design components, integrate systems and continuously keep manufacturing activities in sync to avoid potential slowdowns of production.

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