The Microsoft Azure ITAR compliant SaaS cloud app and global support services solution aim to reduce costs while ensuring the quality of manufactured parts for aerospace use.
Cyient, a global engineering, manufacturing, digital transformation, and technology solutions firm, has released information on their global AS9145 Supplier PPAP platform for aerospace applications.
AS9145 specifies the requirements for conducting and documenting the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and addresses a business issue caused by spreadsheets being used to manage this key part risk reduction process.
This announcement emphasises Cyient’s ongoing investment and dedication to solving business problems with digital technology by providing further specifics on the strategy and implementation for this new aerospace offering from the IntelliCyient solutions range. The most advanced aerospace businesses in the world are among Cyient’s aerospace customers.
The Production Part Approval Process is defined by AS9145, which provides the requirements for performing and documenting the process (PPAP). Internally and with suppliers, PPAP is a risk classification and qualification procedure used to establish whether a manufacturing run will produce parts with consistency and repeatability.
With a multilingual application linked with OEMs and prime aerospace businesses, Cyient will provide the infrastructure to connect over 25,000 suppliers in over 50 countries. The platform will meet or surpass the most stringent international security and data protection standards.
“Cyient is investing in the initial costs, including software hosting, support, and integration,” indicated John M. Cachat, the Project Advisor. “The PPAP Aerospace Compliance Framework benefits suppliers by consolidating various customer portals into one “login” for each supplier. The portal provides a common internal PPAP process that quickly changes form labels, column locations, and more to match customer-specific requirements. It provides spreadsheet-like functionality without all the known problems with spreadsheets due to the robust database engine driving the application. This is digital at its best as it focuses on solving a critical pain point by leveraging technologies that aid the process in a simple manner. Most importantly, when a supplier problem occurs, supplier quality engineers will have quick access to reliable PFMEA information about risk planning and controls, and improve corrective actions taken to prevent recurrence of supplier problems.”
Cyient is in conversations with several OEMs and prime aerospace companies about early adopter incentives for reducing integration costs, custom workflows and approvals, and reporting and analytics that are not possible in the current spreadsheet environment. Cyient has selected the Microsoft Power Platform as the tool to create these features rapidly.