iBASEt’s strategy for integrating its Solumina OPM to Engineering tools like DS’s DELMIA and 3DVia Composer suite is unique in its integration at the engineering object level. Most Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions in the market are delivering graphical instructions as attachments to work orders with a “paper on glass” approach that mimics the old-fashioned paper-based processes. Solumina is integrating the Process Engineering and Inspection Planning processes into a collaborative environment where Design, Manufacturing and Quality Engineers work side by side with authoring, workflow and change control among them. The result is an illustrated online work procedure that steps the mechanic and inspectors at the shop floor through work and inspection procedures prompting for data and signatures where needed.
“Engineering requirements for aerospace and defense companies are constantly changing. Our customers need assurance that the product going out the door matches what Engineering prescribed and approved, especially changes done during manufacturing―it is a regulatory requirement in AS9100,” stated Conrad Leiva, VP Product Marketing. “Our customers used to have many additional overhead procedures and people in place to chase this information around and put it together for the customer. Solumina automates this online and real-time, and assembles the product information package electronically.”
Solumina delivers unique features embedded and layered on top of the graphical work instructions―features that are needed to manage complex processes including:
All of these features delivered in a simple user interface designed to reduce the learning curve for shop floor personnel and provide the process control required to assure product quality in a highly regulated industry.
“We have received much praise from our customers on our unique associative integration approach. Solumina uses all the value provided by the DS tools yet provides full flexibility in adding the required inspections, decisions and calculations to the process plans. We are told we are years ahead of the competition,” remarked Michel Gadbois, VP of Sales and Marketing.
iBASEt is a leading provider of software solutions to complex, highly regulated industries like Aerospace, Defense, Nuclear, Industrial Equipment, Electronics, Medical Devices, and Shipbuilding. iBASEt’s Solumina software streamlines and integrates Manufacturing Execution System and Operations Management (MES/MOM), Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), and Quality Management System (QMS) for operations and supplier management. Solumina is implemented by industry leaders including BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, United Technologies, and United Space Alliance. iBASEt’s Federal division has a distinguished record providing information technology, intelligence analysis and logistics services to government customers including the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines, SPAWAR, USAFRICOM, USCENTCOM, USSTRATCOM, USTRANSCOM.