iBASEt, developers of Solumina’s Product Lifecycle Execution (PLE) software suite say that Textron Systems operating unit Textron Marine & Land Systems, has selected Solumina’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to streamline manufacturing operations for its work on the U.S. Navy’s Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) air cushion vehicle.
IBASEt inform that the SSC is the evolutionary replacement for the Navy’s existing fleet of Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life.
Since Solumina captures all the manufacturing data during the entire product’s manufacturing lifecycle, detailed manufacturing intelligence is easily accessible through dashboards, graphs and reports at the click of a button.
Additionally, because Solumina incorporates strict Six-Sigma and ISO-9000 process control methodology, TM&LS will enhance quality checks and balances throughout its manufacturing operations, which will result in a significant reduction in defects, increased throughput and enhanced collaboration between engineers and manufacturers.
“There is an increasing global trend in A&D to leverage MES solutions to modernize the manufacturing shop floor,” said Michel Gadbois, VP of Worldwide Sales. “More importantly, implementing an out-of-the-box solution like Solumina with over 3,900 built-in functions will make a successful implementation achievable within six months of deployment and will ensure a low ratio of services cost to software.”
The initial implementation is slated for TM&LS’ New Orleans-based Shipyard Operations, future site of SSC manufacturing, with plans to point Solumina across all of its programs.
The company is a leading provider of software solutions to complex, highly regulated industries, like Aerospace and Defense, Medical Devices, Nuclear, Industrial Equipment, Electronics and Shipbuilding.