Defense

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%.

Defense

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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Define an optimized OLS strategy at reduced costs

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.

Valuing the contributions 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.

Olivier SAINT-ESPRIT
Olivier
SAINT-ESPRIT
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