Accelerate Production for Spirit AeroSystemsSAP
Logistics & Warehousing
Process Control & Optimization (PCO)
Increasing throughput in the current manufacturing footprint at a time of growing demand allows Spirit to deliver at the higher rates while avoiding some additional capital investment in plant, property and equipment.
Spirit is able to get real-time insight into actual costs, which allows them to better allocate their human resources and has reduced overtime by 40% in select areas.
With key reports running in 30 seconds—versus the 6-8 hours it once took— the company runs real-time reports 3-4 times a day. And these reports deliver more granular data; instead of the aggregate information they were receiving.
BMT (Buffer Management Tool) and BIC (Buffer Incursion Charts) production dashboards have allowed Spirit to realize a multi-million dollar inventory reduction while reducing flow time by several days. Once the company has implemented the technology in all assembly areas, it expects reductions of up to 25% in production flow times and up to 30% in assembly inventory levels.