Aerospace & Defense

For aerospace and defense companies, following the pace of the industry is critical. In the A&D world, disruptions in the supply chain have terrible cascade consequences and prevent partners or customers down the chain to meet their objectives. Your whole project can get affected by a few bad supply chain decisions.

Deliver on Time

Bring down delays on your customer orders and get rush orders under control.

use resources better

Improve setup time, tool, machine, and operator availability. 

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Boost your Productivity

Get rid of your planning Excel spreadsheets and start planning better and faster.

Plan & Adapt Faster

Planning your production with changing resources availability, context switching, and complex machine setup are extremely time-consuming operations.

With frePPLe, you can solve material, capacity, and lead time constraints simultaneously and within minutes. You will save a significant amount of time to plan, allocate resources effectively, and adapt to last-minute changes. 

Minimize work-in-progress

To shorten lead time, improve productivity, reduce batch size, and concentrate your team's resources, you need to bring down work-in-progress to its lowest level. 

To intelligently allocate resources, you can use frePPLe’s resource setup matrices. You’ll be able to identify bottlenecks at a glance and adjust the pace of your entire production accordingly. 

Manage OPERATOR Skillsets

Your operators are certified to perform specific operations.

You can define your operators’ availability and skillsets as constraints in frePPLe. You’ll be able to allocate them to the right machine at the right moment.   

You can thus optimize the time they spend on each machine and use their skills efficiently.

 

 

Schedule on the Fly

Your plan needs to be kept up to date to adapt to sudden changes in demand, unplanned changes in resource availability, and hickups in the material supply.

FrePPLe integrates a Gantt chart display where you can intuitively visualize and edit your daily schedule.

It is an interactive tool. Just drag and drop jobs along the chain. Your new schedule will be automatically displayed based on your constraints.  

Build a Flexible Model

FrePPLe’s model capacity fits a wide range of discrete manufacturing industries, supporting a mix of make-to-stock, configure-to-order and make-to-order products.

Complex bills of materials, alternate resources, alternate materials, setup matrices, availability calendars, … They are all efficiently represented in the application.

 

Complete your Planning

Take control over your complete supply chain.

Use the demand forecasting module to generate a sales forecast and quickly evaluate the implications on your capacity needs for resources, tools, and people.

Try the inventory planning module to manage your safety stocks for make-to-stock end items and raw materials.

Hexcel Case Study

Hexcel is a global leader in manufacturing advanced composite materials for the commercial aerospace, space & defense, and industrial markets. Before using frePPLe, their team would plan production with Excel spreadsheets. The whole process was error-prone and required an awful lot of time.

Read more on how Hexcel’s team of planners saved hundreds of hours thanks to frePPLe advanced production planning features.

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With frePPLe, everything is always under control in our production department. Making better decisions has become a fast, easy, and obvious process, even in highly complex situations. I can now clearly identify critical spots, manage them on time, and anticipate the market's demands.

Paolo Giacomelli, Production Planning Manager at Camunacavi

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I really find frePPLe an innovative product in the way it is delivered with ease to potential users and in the way it works. As a long time business angel, I sometimes see high success potential in my business partners and wish I had the time to contribute to make it happen!

Gianluca Menghi, General Manager at Elcam Medical

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I found frePPle advanced planning system to be an automation enabler, paving way for scalability, allowing less effort per person, fewer human errors, and providing new metrics for informed decisions.

Giles Creswell, Automation Consultant at Syntegra Solutions

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