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Patria Land utilizes IDEAL GRP manufacturing process consultation services

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IDEAL GRP manufacturing process consultation services supported Patria Land’s development of individual product data management in identifying gaps in operational procedures, defining actions to improve production data management, defining the required solution and evaluating value.

 

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Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Patria provides aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria Land business unit offers cutting-edge armoured wheeled vehicles, mortar systems and related life cycle support services.

Patria Land’s products are highly configured and customized, often including product development and prototype manufacturing according to customer-specific requirements. Traceability of an individual product’s entire lifecycle is a prerequisite to customers. Patria Land needed perspective onto their order-delivery process’ individual product data management in planning for, executing of, and recording of shop floor activities to have full, digitalized production traceability. IDEAL GRP consulted Patria Land in identifying their ideal solution.

People, process & technology as a uniform approach

Consultation was aimed to support Patria Land reach their development objectives, including:

  • Comprehensive overview of as-is individual product data management
  • Improvement actions for operational procedures in relation to the scope
  • Solution definition for to-be individual product data management & value evaluation

IDEAL GRP formed a high-level overview of the current situation by interviewing the relevant stakeholders from engineering, manufacturing, and after-sales, and auditing operational work on the shop floor with a focus on production tracing capabilities. By understanding the current state and gaps in operational procedures, development needs were identified. This knowledge of actual requirements was the foundation for defining actions to improve individual product data management from engineering to manufacturing.

Consultation deliverables presented findings, proposals for actions, and defined how a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) could help achieve Patria Land’s objectives. Annual potential was estimated to include ~1500h more shop floor capacity as realizable benefits, by correct process and solution ramp-up according to roadmap.

Patria Land valued collaboration with IDEAL GRP:

“The result of consultation clarified our current state of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) operations and helped to understand how an MES system could be utilized in our operations. Co-operation with IDEAL GRP was smooth and interactive. IDEAL GRP wanted to be sure they understood our processes correctly and are doing the the best solution for us.” Irina Huuskonen, ICT & Quality Director

CHALLENGES

  • Complex products with detailed & strict traceability requirements
  • Aspiring for Increased efficiency with fewer errors
  • Valuable information is scattered across various systems & paperwork
  • Unique operational procedures in use in a multi-system environment
  • System integration & maintenance

KEYS TO SUCCESS

  • Deep-dive into production tracing inputs, process steps & outputs
  • Clarified the company’s plans for individual product data management
  • Proposed actions for manufacturing preparation, data collection & build record usage in after-sales
  • Identified development requirements for ERP, PLM & implementation for MES

RESULTS

  • Company plan for individual product data management
  • Roadmap for IT systems development & implementing MES
  • Action plan for operational procedures improvement in engineering, manufacturing & after-sales functions

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