Why Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing clients choose Strategic Systems Group (SSG) to support their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

Aerospace and defense manufacturing organizations are often complex. There are many requirements for system functionality:

  • Finance: A/R, A/P, G/L, financial reporting, and product costing
  • Logistics: Purchasing and sales
  • Inventory control: Raw materials, finished goods, bulk stock, kanban, and material planning
  • Product engineering: Bills of material, work centers, tasks, and routings
  • Production control: Material issues and receipts, production completion, labor capture, and planning
ERP Services for the Aerospace Industry

Experts in ERP Systems

Our clients’ Operations teams artfully use accurate and timely information and Intelligent Systems to gain improvements in eight (8) critical cost and performance areas:

  1. Manufacturing throughput
  2. Material shortages / substitutions
  3. Material scrap
  4. Production scrap
  5. Excess and obsolete inventories
  6. Labor and machine utilization
  7. On – time delivery to customers
  8. Machine downtime

Our aerospace and defense manufacturing clients choose us to implement, enhance, and support their ERP systems because they recognize that we have a passion for using technology to solve business problems to make their companies more profitable.

What we do for our Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing clients

Our team is experienced in working with client teams to make their ERP software work for them (instead of the other way around). Whether it’s a simple as developing a report to project costs to the U.S. government to optimizing inventory levels at distribution centers to implementing systems to achieve quality compliance, we truly enjoy working with aerospace and manufacturing companies to help them achieve their business objectives:

How we help our Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing clients

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Supply Chain Management

Complexity in aerospace and defense manufacturing often extends outside of the company. As we've seen during COVID-19, a disruption in the supply chain of an aerospace and defense manufacturing organization can have adverse long-term effects.

We help clients:

  • Effectively leverage one integrated ERP system that provides real-time or near real-time visibility of all aspects of the supply chain
  • Accurately track raw material and assembly availability, cost, and quality by supplier
  • Optimize inventory levels based on known demand and forecasts
  • Minimize the cost of inventory on hand

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is a vital function in any aerospace and defense manufacturing organization. Defects in raw materials and finished goods costs time and money and impacts delivery to customers.

We help clients:

  • Ensure that purchasing and production inspection processes are monitored to deliver high-quality products
  • Accurately track and report raw material, WIP, and finished goods scrap
  • Delight customers with zero-defect products

Planning & Scheduling

Material acquisition and production planning are vital activities in an aerospace and defense manufacturing company. Advanced planning and scheduling (APS) is required in situations where customers must have delivery by a certain date.

Our clients benefit from:

  • Efficient utilization manufacturing personnel, material, and equipment
  • Advanced systems to plan, manufacture, and deliver to meet customer due dates
  • Balancing work center capacity and delivery using known and projected demand
  • Advanced warning when outsourced manufacturing is needed to meet due dates

Financial Management​

While making products is vital to an aerospace and defense manufacturing firm, all roads eventually lead to Accounting. Accurate financial reporting is often needed to satisfy government audit requirements.

We help clients:

  • Develop an accurate picture of the company's financial condition
  • Establish necessary financial controls
  • Develop and maintain audit trails
  • Manage subsidiary entities with consolidated financial statements
  • Deliver relevant financial metrics in a Business Intelligence (BI) platform
  • Minimize the time needed to close the books and provide financial reports to the executive team

Discrete, Batch and Configure-To-Order Manufacturing

Aerospace and defense manufacturing has many forms. Three of the most widely used are discrete, batch, and configure-to-order (CTO)

We help clients:

  • Implement discrete, batch, or configure-to-order (CTO) modes of manufacturing to deliver quality products cost-effectively
  • Develop and optimize business processes to utilize various methods of manufacturing including contract, assemble-to-order (ATO), make-to-order (MTO), and make-to-stock (MTS)
  • Re-engineer business processes to reduce wasted materials and human resources
  • Reduce inventory and associated working capital requirements

Operations Metrics​

Aerospace and defense manufacturing organizations have very specific reporting requirements, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Our clients benefit from our Business Intelligence

(BI) expertise to manage:

  • Labor and machine utilization rates
  • Unfavorable manufacturing variances
  • Capacity planning and load balancing
  • Quality assurance
  • Vendor delivery performance