Sonaca selected Dassault Systèmes' DELMIA Apriso for their digital transformation project

May 25, 2023

  • Sonaca, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of complex aero structures, implements Dassault Systemes’ DELMIA Apriso for Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)
  • Manufacturing Operations Management eradicates the usage of paper and limits the risk of errors in the highly competitive aerospace and defense industry

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) today announced that Sonaca has selected Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Apriso solution as the platform technology for optimizing factory processes. Sonaca, with headquarters in Gosselies, is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and servicing of complex aero structures.

With this solution, the company can increase their digital transformation to strengthen its position as a worldwide innovator and supplier of aero structures. Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Apriso has been chosen after an intense selection process as this offered a complete Manufacturing Operations Management’ (MOM) solution and platform centric vision for  Sonaca.  

Increase visibility and flexibility

Agility and operational excellence are key differentiators in the aerospace and defense industry. On implementing DELMIA Apriso Operations Management, Sonaca will be able to increase the visibility and insights of machine availability, material flows and inventories while improving their overall flexibility. This helps the company to improve the efficiency of shop floor employees, manage processes, save inventory and production costs. 

“We’re designing and manufacturing tailormade complex aero structures for an industry that’s challenged by the need to comply with worldwide sustainability goals, says Yves Delatte, CEO of Sonaca. “To improve our future agility and performance we’re investing in a platform based solution for ‘Manufacturing Operations Management’ (MOM), from which all our factories can benefit to improve their processes, multi-disciplinary collaboration and use of resources.”

DELMIA Apriso from Dassault Systèmes helps manufacturers to transform global production operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence, by seeing beyond the four walls of the plant to the entire product supply network. This solution offers extensive functionality for operations management, quality, warehouse/materials, maintenance, real time visibility & control, historical analytics, IIoT-integration, execution and tracking of production orders. 

Manufacturing Operating Management (MOM)

“DELMIA Apriso is our complete Manufacturing Operating Management (MOM) solution that covers all required functional domains at Sonaca”, notes John Kitchingman, MD, EuroNorth,  Dassault Systèmes. “We’re are proud of our engagement with Sonaca and also glad to see the engagement progress from deploying our CATIA and SIMULIA applications for design and engineering to DELMIA Apriso to optimise their manufacturing processes. With this solution the customer can roll out and maintain a highly standardised digital way of working and also implement ‘best practices’ quickly within all their factories.”  

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