Meggitt Modular Modifiable Manufacturing

This project aims to overcome the challenges associated with diverse, highly complex product offerings supplied to the aerospace sector. The work programme will challenge current value stream conventions, by capitalising on the integration of digital tools to enable multi-component work flows.

It targets improving productivity and operational excellence, through dynamic scheduling, generating simulations and data analytics to predict capacity requirements and performance, visibility and traceability of components.

Shop floor operators will be supported through fully adaptable, intelligent work benches, autonomous intelligent vehicles to provide “smart box” sub-assemblies and component parts, digital work instructions and smart tools including laser projected guides to minimise error, control traceability and minimise unnecessary waste during the production processes.

Meggitt aim to demonstrate the integration of 3 or more diverse product value streams into one, increasing both operator knowledge and capability and maximising utilisation of assets. Meggitt believe this development will yield a significant increase in productivity when applied across their product lines.

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Short Title: M4
Project Number: 113055
Project Cost: £4,989,699
End Date: 31st Mar 2019
Time Horizon: Position
Lead Partner: Meggitt Aerospace Limited
Attributes: Cost
ATI Value Stream: Aerostructures of the future