Aerospace and Defense

Smarter decisions, better products The aerospace industry is expected to experience continued growth in most segments for the foreseeable future. Commercial airlines continue to purchase new aircraft to lower the cost-per-seat-mile cost.

aerospace1The challenge today, whether it’s a commercial program or a government contract, is to deliver a product that meets all the technical and performance require¬ments at cost and on schedule. This challenges OEMs and their suppliers to continuously transform their extended supply chains to optimize total productivity while maintaining a highly dynamic and virtual work force.

With this in mind, the unique value of Siemens PLM Software is the ability to:

  • Fully integrate technical, performance, cost and schedule requirements into a single work pack with full traceability to customer requirements throughout the entire lifecycle – concept to retirement
  • Plan and execute to the plan, with full configuration management of not only designs and documents but all program management artifacts
  • Virtually “verify” technical, production and in-service performance prior to committing to hardware
  • Seamlessly and securely share knowledge and best practices across a total value chain
  • Capture best practices and lessons learned that can be leveraged to create new and better product families
  • Establish a single master source of all data and 3D images that can be used to define today’s most complex aerospace platforms and synchronize a global virtual network of designers, developers, manufacturing engineers, production specialists and service/support teams

aerospace2Siemens PLM Software solutions include industry best practices that enable aerospace companies to manage entire product lifecycles.

A complete solution portfolio

Siemens PLM Software’s solutions portfolio provides a comprehensive suite of tightly integrated modules that help you seam¬lessly and securely manage all phases of a product lifecycle that extends from detailed design and engineering to manufacturing, final assembly and testing. These solutions include managing such crucial functions as:

Systems engineering

  • System architecture
  • Logical and functional system representations
  • Requirements management
  • Reliability engineering
  • System simulation

Product engineering

  • Knowledge management – standard work, best practiceaerospace3
  • Mechanical design
  • Electromechanical design
  • Software and embedded system management
  • Mechanical and electromechanical simulation
  • Modeling and analysis simulation
  • Configuration management
  • Simulation data management
  • Mechatronics process management
  • Engineering change management
  • Engineering process optimization

Manufacturing planning and process

  • Bill-of-materials
  • Part planning and validation management
  • Assembly planning and validation
  • Bill-of-process management
  • CAM/CNC optimization
  • Plant design and optimization management
  • Process management

Supply chain management

  • Supply chain synchronization 
  • Supplier relationship management 
  • Supplier contractual compliance management

Program management

  • Integrated requirements
  • Program change management
  • Configuration management
  • Project management optimization
  • Reporting and analytics

Service lifecycle management

  • Technical publications
  • Service instructions
  • Seamless, secure fleet performance
  • Health management
  • Performance-based logistics management
  • Upgrade/modernization management
  • Maintenance and service planning
  • Logistics planning