IAC Partners supports major French equipment manufacturers in their transformation with a model of contracts protected and financed by the DGA (General delegation of armaments) in an international competitive environment in which export markets need to be won in order to sustain national expertise and know-how.
We animate Design-To-Cost projects or productivity plans with them.
On a new system, to win a call for tenders or to secure a new project that is very ambitious economically, we aim to reduce costs by 30% to 50%. We optimize development purposes or serial live equipment to reboost existing productivity plans and restore margins by implementing an additional 10% to 20%.
The goal is twofold:
-assess the competitiveness of your equipment in development, serial life or end of life.
-defining and prioritizing projects to improve competitiveness with the best ROI.
Design modular and versatile product families with optimized time-to-market and minimized specific adaptation costs
In the upstream phase and up to the CDR milestone, manage your development costs and arbitrate cost / performance trade-offs.
Structuring of the steps to optimize the overall budget of a program (RC and NRC) during the short time of the plateau phases to differentiate itself from the competition and win the tenders. Enhance customer specification requirements, offer trade-offs and make internal figures more reliable.
Conduct value analysis of budget developments and propose organizational optimizations to improve efficiency. Implement innovative operating modes on recent project tasks.
Optimize your program schedules by identifying alternative development logics in a Value Stream Mapping approach. Supervise your clients’s interventionism after the start-up and secure execution by implementing innovative Lean Engineering management practices.
Set up punching actions to restore margins or respond to aircraft manufacturers’ requests for lower prices, via Redesign-To-Cost post-qualification and post-certification initiatives.
Develop test strategies that minimize the full cost (current and non current) of your control and test plans. Challenge the added value of each test step and calculate the ROI of the means implemented.
Set up cross-functional competition actions to reduce your purchasing commitments by using a wide variety of levers: technical, sourcing, supplier workshops, etc.
Explain the market applications of your technical innovations and implement the relevant criteria and methods to select innovations for development.
Define a robust and transverse Innovation process for your organization and support your teams during its deployment.
Refound your commercial repair strategy (flat rate, predictive maintenance, etc.), develop your internal repair doctrine and reduce the full cost of your customer support activity.
Identify and exploit the concrete benefits of additive manufacturing to increase the value of your products, reduce the cost of your operations and accelerate your projects.
Deploying a methodology within your organization to control costs from the design phases: setting up the target process (activities, milestones, deliverables) and building teams’ skills through training modules.