Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Consistent program planning and execution excellence is essential to winning new business. Siemens PLM Software provides a systems approach to program planning and execution by integrating cost, schedule and technical requirements in a fully planned, resourced and budgeted program management solution that is easy to maintain and scalable to commercial and government programs of any size. It increases the probability of executing programs on cost and schedule and provides an integrated system to manage all program artifacts including cost, schedule and technical requirements.
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Author or import program requirements from contracts and company product standards as well as industry regulatory requirements. Associate requirements to the relevant WBS elements for complete traceability. Enable all program activities to be driven by these requirements.
Divide long and complex programs into multiple projects. Create a program IMP with events, accomplishments and criteria. Identify, link and report WBS elements associated with each criteria.
Manage a library of common WBS that represents a variety of products. Create WBS for a specific program by copying the applicable WBS elements from the common WBS. Define work packages, resource estimates and deliverables.
Auto-generate schedules using work elements from the program WBS and the IMP. Assign resources and manage deliverables for the schedule. Update schedule based on updates to the WBS for recovery and risk mitigation.
Add and update cost estimates for WBS work elements and roll up cost estimates for the WBS by functions and IPT, and enables integration with external pricing and EVMS systems.
Manage program contracts with individual CLINs and contract deliverables. Associate CLINs to WBS for complete traceability. Generate a CDRL and SDRL submittal schedule and link it to the overall program schedule.
Create a conceptual representation of the product (logical or physical) and associate it to WBS for planning purposes. The detailed BOM can be built from this representation during the execution phase.
Program planning and execution excellence is essential to business success in today’s aerospace and defense industry. The entry of new, lower cost and more responsive providers is an increasing threat as programs continue to under-perform against their plan and commitments. Successfully delivering programs in this environment will improve company profits, reputation and the ability to invest in and win new programs. Pressure on established providers to become dramatically more efficient and cost-competitive is driving companies to reduce both direct and indirect expenses.
Leading aerospace and defense companies are focused on integrated program planning and execution systems to ensure bid accuracy and completeness to reduce bid and proposal expense and control program cost and schedules. Improving program performance also directly impacts the probability of winning new business. Improved program discipline also results in fewer unexpected increases in program cost during execution.
The Siemens PLM Software IPP&E solution enables planning and execution of programs based on common WBS structure. It allows the creation of estimates based on past performance and integrates cost, schedule, requirements, processes, inputs, outputs for a complete work package definition. It is a single source for all program estimating and execution information, including risk and opportunity management. It supports Integrated Master Plan, Integrated Master Schedule and Earned Value Management in a most cost-effective manner.