Aerospace

Aircraft, helicopter, satellite or equipment manufacturers, their competitiveness initiatives must be led in the strict respect of the safety requirements without degrading mass commitments and ensuring robustness to severe aeronautical and space environments. 

 

They operate in a market where competition is global and their positions in the value chain are regularly challenged.

Whether they propose complex systems or catalogue equipment, IAC accompanies them to win new markets and increase their margin, by activating all the levers of competition within their activities via robust and proven approaches specific to the aerospace sector.  

Aerospace

Audit the competitiveness of your activity and measure the stakes of gain on your equipment portfolio

The goal is twofold:

-Evaluate the competitiveness of your equipment in development, serial life or end of life.

-Define and prioritize projects to improve competitiveness with the highest ROI.

Implement a product versioning strategy (Product Policy)

Design modular and versatile product families with optimized time-to-market and minimized specific adaptation costs

Deploy Design-To-Cost to secure the operating margin of your programs

In the upstream phase and up to the CDR milestone, manage your development costs and arbitrate cost / performance trade-offs.

Win new tenders

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.

Optimize non-recurring development and development costs for new systems or equipment

Conduct value analysis of budget developments and propose organizational optimizations to improve efficiency. Implement innovative operating modes on recent project tasks. 

Shorten development schedules and make them more reliable

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.

Restore the operating margin of your programs / equipment

Punch actions to restore margins or respond to aircraft manufacturers' requests for lower prices, via Redesign-To-Cost post-qualification & post-certification initiatives.

Definition of optimized test strategies

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. 

 

Reduce the cost of your families Purchasing through transversal approaches

Set up cross-functional competition actions to reduce your purchasing commitments by using a wide variety of levers: technical, sourcing, supplier workshops, etc.

Define and deploy the Innovation process

Explain the market applications of your technical innovations, and implement 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.

Define an optimized OLS strategy at reduced costs

Refound your repair business strategy (flat rate, predictive maintenance, etc.), develop your internal repair doctrine and reduce the full cost of your customer support activity.

Valuing the benefits of additive manufacturing

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.

Transform your organization and build your teams into skills

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.

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