iBASEt – Foothill Ranch, Calif., December 18, 2012 — iBASEt’s Solumina suite of paperless shop floor tools is being deployed by BAE Systems Electronic Systems to integrate and standardize its work instructions as well as collect data electronically from the plant floor, including machine completions and parameter data.
BAE Systems initiated a project to harmonize its operations process management across its Electronic Systems manufacturing facilities, utilizing Solumina’s process planning, execution and quality tools. BAE Systems is leveraging capabilities built into Solumina to capture work-in-process (WIP) completions automatically and test data directly from machines, minimizing employee work disruptions and non-value adding tasks. Solumina also processes and validates this data in real time – just like it does with manually entered data – and alerts the appropriate teams when Six Sigma process rules or engineering requirements are violated.
“Implementing common factory processes across both our workforce and automated machines gives us a unique ability to control our process capabilities consistently and ensure the best product for our customers,” said Steve Rubenfeld, program manager at BAE Systems. “Solumina will help us maintain these auditable processes with minimal effort.”
BAE Systems selected iBASEt’s Solumina solution in February 2012 because of its extensive features and shop floor harmonization capabilities.
“Solumina has more than 3,700 out-of-the-box features tailored to complex, discrete industries, such as aerospace and medical devices, that customers leverage as they advance down the Lean/Six-Sigma path,” said Michel Gadbois, Vice President at iBASEt.
iBASEt is a leading provider of software solutions to complex, highly regulated industries, like Aerospace and Defense, Medical Devices, Nuclear, Industrial Equipment, Electronics and Shipbuilding. iBASEt’s Solumina software streamlines and integrates Manufacturing Execution System and Operations Management (MES/MOM), Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Quality Management System (QMS) for operations and supplier management. Solumina is implemented by industry leaders, including BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, United Technologies and United Space Alliance.
About BAE Systems – Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company with approximately 93,500 employees worldwide. The Electronic Systems Sector is headquartered in Nashua, N.H., and employs approximately 12,000 employees. The sector’s operations span commercial and defense electronics markets and offers a broad portfolio of mission critical electronic systems from flight and engine controls to electronic warfare and night vision systems, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, mobile networked-communications equipment with anti-jamming capability and secure waveform architecture, and power and environmentally-friendly energy management systems.
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