Heat Treating Client Gains Success with Bond Consulting Services and Microsoft Dynamics AX

Client Overview

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A heat treating company that provides aluminum treating services for the aerospace and defense industry with a tremendous amount of tribal knowledge of how to develop compliant planning for various types of materials and parts quickly. They are able to heat treat very large parts such as aircraft wing spares and gas turbine engine inlet housings.

  • Approximately 30 million in annual revenue
  • Approximately 250 employees
  • Factory in production 24/7 365 days a year
  • 48 hours turnaround time
  • Up to 200 customer purchase orders per day

Premier clients include:

  • Commercial aircraft manufacturers
  • Commercial gas turbine engine manufacturers
  • Space vehicle manufacturers
  • Automotive industry

Client Pain Points

  • Heat treating company needs to develop process engineering / planning so the parts can be released to the production floor as soon as possible to meet customer delivery requirements.
  • Engineering department is fully utilized
  • Skills of process engineers vary significantly: from 1 year to 25 years.
  • The part numbers do not exist in the heat treating company's ERP system
  • There is no existing “standard” route which meets all heat treat and quality requirements
  • There are no existing “standard” quality assurance requirements defined for these parts in the heat treating companies ERP system
  • The process engineering (planning) must be developed from scratch right now!
  • Production control personnel need to determine which parts can be run together in a single furnace load across all customer purchase orders received that day.

Product and Services

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Industry

Aerospace Heat Treating

Aircraft & Engine Manufacturer

Organization Size

Midsize (250 employees)

Country

USA

Custom Solution

Process Engineering Solution Highlights

Combine heat treating requirements for multiple sales order line items/ production orders on a single Job card that is released to the shop floor. This dramatically reduces the number of individual Job cards released to the production floor and dramatically speeds up data collection processes.

  • New part numbers are dynamically created in real time, which significantly speeds up data entry time.
  • Enables process engineers with minimal training to quickly and accurately generate production planning
  • Automatic formula based pricing for individual sales order line items based on material type, basic form, dimensions and customer specific agreements.
  • Dynamically creates Production orders, operations, routes, quality orders and related quality tests (quality requirements)
  • The solution automatically determines which parts can be run together in a single furnace load. Sales orders are automatically created populated parts that can be run together in a single furnace load.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Solutions Highlights

  • The solution enables Operation back flushing
  • That parts can have the same hear treating requirements however they do not have to have the dimensions and basic form.

Product and Services

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Industry

Aerospace Heat Treating

Aircraft & Engine Manufacturer

Organization Size

Midsize (250 employees)

Country

USA