PSC “VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation”, a titanium producer and the leading supplier for aviation companies like AIRBUS and BOEING, decided to accommodate the requirements of its customers for clearer visibility of its order fulfillment process and to further improve operational efficiency. The corporation will reach these goals by implementing a New Generation Planning project with LOGIS.
Verkhnaya Salda, Russia, February 12, 2015
VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation is a stable and reliable supplier and has been able to successfully grasp growth opportunities in recent years. However, as each growth increases management complexity, the corporation found it harder and harder to deal with the increasing pressure of today’s highly competitive market, demanding even better on-time reliability and better visibility of how the orders are being fulfilled. In order to keep the high standard of customer satisfaction its clients grew accustomed to, and to further improve operational efficiency, the management of the corporation decided to implement a project aiming at a major improvement of the order fulfillment process and the related KPIs by innovating its production planning process.
VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation is a customer-oriented company. The corporation is constantly working on providing products with even higher added value. However, this cannot be achieved only by extending the production by new facilities and furthermore, there are more ways the company can provide added value to customers than through the end product. Visibility of order fulfillment and the ability to keep to the promised due dates is also an aspect of significant value for the customer.
However improving these aspects of production is not possible without a progressive approach to the art of production management and its planning. VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation thusly chose a partner – LOGIS company for which production planning is the main focus and which has conclusively achieved a vast number of respectable improvements in various demanding planning environments. Together with its partner, the corporation is going to radically reorganize the process of production planning, and bring it to a qualitatively new level.
“Life itself dictates the need for innovative instruments for production planning,” – says Paul Kovalnogov, Head of Information Technology, VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation. “Today, the development of the corporation leads us to the point where we, as the Office of Information Technology, don’t need to promote any automation solutions in the field of planning. Business users themselves require us to provide informatization to these important processes. Together with LOGIS we aim to create a unified information environment for production planning, which will be deeply integrated with existing accounting systems of all key workshops of the corporation.”
Mr. Vitaly Solodovnikov, Business Development Director, adds the view of the LOGIS Company: “I believe the decision to use New Generation Planning technology at VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation in order to increase Customer Delivery Performance, together with Operational Efficiency, fits well into the company’s strategy to provide products with high added value to the main players of aerospace industry, and to do so reliably and be highly competitive. From the position of the supplier, I can state that the project in VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation has good preconditions to become very successful and to help the company achieve its goals.”
PSC “VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation” is the world’s largest titanium producer, having a full production cycle, from raw material processing to finished products with a high degree of machining. The corporation supplies its products to the markets of 50 countries, it is deeply integrated into the global aerospace industry and it is a strategic supplier for many companies. The number of employees is 20 000. The controlling stake in VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation is owned by management, blocking stake – 25% plus one share belongs to Rostec.
LOGIS is a supplier of expert services and information technologies focused on improvement of the quality of management and competitive strength of the enterprises. The supplies are realized in the form of projects, whose aim is to increase efficiency of management and to develop business success in the customers’ enterprises. Within its solutions LOGIS applies advanced management and planning methods and procedures (so-called practices), including highly efficient information technologies from the area of supply chain management (SCM) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS).