Original Date: 04/01/1993
Revision Date: 01/19/2007
Information : Integrated Production Engineering Management Systems
In 1994, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-West installed an MRP II system called the Operations Business Management System ll. The Operations Business Management System ll is a singular, computer-based system designed to replace 12 independent/interdependent operating systems that currently support purchasing, inventory, material planning and release, order status and location, labor hours collection, material non-conformance, shop floor performance, and capacity planning.
The Operations Business Management System ll total system solution provides the functionality for the planning, execution, and control necessary to carry out the production and manufacturing effort. In selecting a supplier for the software of the Operations Business Management System ll, MDA-West developed a systems requirements questionnaire that contained 1,300 questions. The prospective suppliers scored themselves for capability to comply to each of the requirements using a graded scale. The supplier scores were evaluated and site visits to other companies using the prospective supplier product were conducted. A supplier was selected and an unlimited site license agreement was negotiated, after the necessary internal approvals were obtained based on return on investment studies.
The team developed "as-is" and "to-be" process flows. Redundancy and non-value added tasks were identified in the "as-is" processes. The "to-be" processes showed the elimination of such tasks that led to both business and cultural updates.
MDA-West also installed another computer-based system in 1994 that is linked to the Operations Business Management System ll, the Integrated Production Engineering Management Systems (IPEMS). As with the Operations Business Management System ll, the IPEMS is an automated system designed to replace existing systems used to generate production engineering documentation such as fabrication and assembly process plans and time standards. The IPEMS has reduced planning labor and improved quality. This type of a system, in generic form, is commonly referred to in the industry as Computer Assisted Assembly Planning and Computer Assisted Process Planning.
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