Modern aerospace production systems and their supply chains are notoriously complex, global, and interwoven. The same can be said for many other sectors with highly engineered products. This is compounded by the trend to dual source, assemble at multiple sites, for multiple customers, and cope with rate increases year on year.
In response to this, and inspired by the challenges across all BOXARR’s industrial customers, BOXARR’s Chief Solutions Officer, Ian Poccachard, has developed the Large Scale Parametric Value Stream Model application of BOXARR, and commented:
"Thanks to our Solutions Engineer, Romain Roques’ tenacity, our clients’ enthusiastic participation, and our Chief Architect, Steve Jonik’s technical leadership, we have been able to reach another significant advancement of the BOXARR platform."
The screenshots in this article illustrate several views of a large-scale parametric value stream model application in BOXARR.
nVision: Parametric Supply Chain (with layers) showing work-shares, transport modes in the Network View, and flow times and critical path in a Gantt. The layout is by Part Number (a Product dimension). This screenshot also shows BOXARR’s scenario layers in action.
The model is built automatically from ERP and other data or can be developed collaboratively by hand. It’s flexible, scales, is economic, and powerful, letting your organisation understand and optimise its production system, and its supply chain together. It also helps you operate the production system with greater understanding so that everyone understands where the risks, opportunities, and impacts are. The product structure runs through the model, but so do the other dimensions of organisation, commodity group, geography, and others (dimensions are configurable).