Production management system functional definition

Production management system functional definition

Define & deploy a manufacturing execution system for a major aircraft manufacturer to support production costs and lead time reduction in a strong ramp up context.


Impacted people


Plants 4 Countries


Unique interface for shopfloor activities

Program managementDigitalizationUpstream Aeronautics

AOS-MES is the cornerstone of the connected solutions envisaged by the Manufacturing Digitalization Platform. This project will enhance shopfloor execution to support the Industrial transformation and AOS deployment in all our Plants & FALs.


The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) supports our clients production cost and lead time reduction while leveraging digital solutions (tablets, touchscreens).

It consists into a digitalization of existing process, integrating a global harmonization & introduction our clients Operational Excellence principles.

The project is company-wide as it targets all plants and all aircraft.

MES aims at accelerating and easing quality standards deployment in 12 plants & Final Assembly Lines and accelerating production rate.

Our client asked Cimpa to ensure that the application fits the needs of all customers whatever their local specificities and context are, while ensuring the implementation of Operational Excellence principles.

Our approach

Thanks to a strong field presence Cimpa is able to understand quickly & deeply the needs and specificities of each site and to harmonize the application while taking into account all cultural behaviours.

Our main activities include:

  • Gathering & consolidation & prioritization of Business expectations
  • Benchmark & choice of solutions
  • Support to Operational Excellence guidelines definition & implementation
  • Functional requirements definition & validation
  • Management of global project Backlog
  • Change management: Co-design, training, coaching organization
  • Transnational event and network management : Quarterly meetings, Go live & deployment events
  • Program Management support


  • Global process harmonization
  • Operational excellence principles implementation on shopfloor
  • Positive impacts on savings & ramp-up objectives
  • Insurance of MES end-users adherence from the start of the definition
  • Efficient & positive communication around the project