Dassault Aviation and Capgemini have announced the successful deployment and commissioning of a new software foundation leveraging SAP solutions at all of the aircraft manufacturer's French industrial sites.
According to an official statement, this project is part of the "Piloting our Future" program, Dassault Aviation's transformation plan launched five years ago, aimed at modernising infrastructures and processes and improving the group's competitiveness.
It further said that it represents the achievement of the first major phase in the transformation of the technology used for managing operations.
Dassault Aviation sought Capgemini’s expertise in managing major transformation programs of information systems, for this first modernisation stage aimed at having a real-time production cost piloting process.
Up to 130 people over nearly four years were mobilised to put in place a new methodological framework, new collaborative platforms as well as modernized infrastructures, and a means to monitor each stage of manufacturing process (purchase of components, production support and supply chain management), while enabling accelerated production rates for both military and civil programs, it said.
"Despite the global health crisis, we have achieved our objectives. We worked with Capgemini with great trust; they have been agile, constructive, and competent. We will continue our transformation from this solid base to optimize our industrial performance and meet our clients' expectations,” said Jean Sass, Executive Vice President, IT, and Chief Digital Officer, Dassault Aviation.
According to Hélène Chinal, Chief Transformation Officer Southern and Central Europe at Capgemini, Dassault Aviation had a strong desire to accelerate its transformation program and Capgemini combined its talents and know-how to build the “best system” to meet their needs.