Technology For Logistics And Operations In The Aerospace Industry
In recent years, the evolution of the Aerospace and Defense sector has given rise to new challenges. Maintaining the level of competitiveness of the business model and seeking efficiency in product development are among the main challenges for 38% and 33% of those surveyed.
To respond to these changes and drive growth and innovation, logistics in the aerospace industry has had to embrace greater flexibility, operability, and effectiveness.
Like other industries, it needs solutions to make its processes operational and to deal with increasing complexity throughout the supply and logistics chain. What’s more, according to the survey, companies are reorganizing their supply chains in order to fuel future global growth and reduce working capital.
For this reason, information systems focused on logistics and operations, which serve both for data collection and for the determination of objectives and risks, take on special relevance; and the subsequent evaluation of the activity that allow, as a whole, an adequate decision making.
Technologies For Logistics And Operations
From this operational point of view, there are 4 technologies that can make a difference in the future and that will determine the way logistics plans and strategies are developed and managed, in the aerospace and defense industry , and operations in general:
- Self-analysis and reports: In the same way that patients are monitored to determine diagnoses and apply treatments in the area of Health, it is increasingly necessary in the industry for equipment or machines to transfer information about their activity. Reports on its use, wear and technical incidents that allow making forecasts about replacements, repairs, and other necessary resources will serve to improve its maintenance and operability.
- Mobility : In the same way, the use of mobile technology will make it possible to transmit and have all the necessary information in real time. In this field, mobility will play an important role, especially apps, adaptable to equipment, and other requirements.
- Contextualization: The solutions must take into account and adapt to variables such as the geographical and environmental context, so that they provide the same level of operability at all times and places.
- Augmented reality: In response to the need to foresee and anticipate a wide range of situations and conjunctures, it will be convenient to use augmented reality technologies. With it, it will be possible to train human teams on demand and provide them with everything necessary to respond to these situations. Likewise, augmented reality will allow more real information to be transmitted from the action scenario and help in decision-making.
It is foreseeable that in the coming years the integration of operations, maintenance and supply chain will be normalized in a single logistics platform, manageable from an application that concentrates all the necessary resources. It is the natural evolution to which ERPs tend, towards integral solutions, and at the same time, agile and adaptable.
The next generation of logistics solutions will optimize support with advances in predictability and the ability of teams to interact with it in an agile way. As a result, they will be more effective, faster and more efficient.