Bombardier Aerospace Relies on Apriso for Manufacturing Operations Management

  Bombardier Aerospace Relies on Apriso for Manufacturing Operations

With two sites now live and operational in Canada and Mexico, Bombardier
expands functional scope and number of locations with Apriso to increase
agility, visibility and performance across manufacturing operations

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- January 8, 2013

Apriso, the leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today
announced Bombardier Aerospace will expand its agreement with Apriso by
standardizing on Apriso’s FlexNet as their enterprise solution for
Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM). Bombardier will work with Apriso to
support its production of both the CSeries* and Learjet 85* aircraft at its
facilities in Canada and Mexico, demonstrating FlexNet’s ability to manage
highly complex production, quality, maintenance and material synchronization
processes within an aerospace manufacturing environment.

This expanded commitment includes deploying Apriso’s FlexNet as an enterprise
solution to address business-critical challenges as the company works to
design and produce efficient industry leading aircraft. Given the rate of
change and technological advancements with the production of these aircraft,
Bombardier sought a highly flexible, scalable solution that could adapt
quickly to new production processes across multiple sites.

“The FlexNet deployment for the CSeries aircraft has been a 20-month project
delivering a rich set of functionality in support of the business
requirements. The project is progressing well on the CSeries aircraft
program,” explained Colin Stewart, IT Director MES.

“The deployment in Mexico demonstrated the scalability of Apriso’s FlexNet
solutions where we managed to deliver a light set of functionality in support
of business needs, in only 6 months. This flexibility will certainly be
important for us as we rollout across all sites,” continued Stewart.

As a platform-based solution, Apriso’s FlexNet collaborates with other
enterprise systems to ensure necessary manufacturing intelligence is available
for planning (Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP) and design (Product
Lifecycle Management or PLM) systems. By linking design, administrative and
manufacturing processes across the enterprise, Bombardier can better adapt to
changing market conditions while supporting continuous process improvement and
frequent engineering change orders. Apriso’s solution is supported by a Center
of Excellence team (based in Bombardier’s site in Northern Ireland), providing
a highly efficient way for Bombardier to support and synchronize their global
operations, improving agility.

“Bombardier has steadily added functionality to their FlexNet footprint,
demonstrating the value of a platform-based solution. Bombardier has embraced
a three-platform IT strategy by deploying PLM, ERP and MOM to serve their
manufacturing design, planning and execution needs to ensure sufficient
collaboration to remain current and viable in the highly competitive aerospace
manufacturing industry,” said Rick Gallisa, industry director at Apriso. “We
are delighted to expand our partnership with Bombardier, and look forward to
continuing to put in place advanced manufacturing processes in support of the
company’s business and production goals.”

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform the
performance of their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling
manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting
quickly to market changes. FlexNet, Apriso's manufacturing software, uniquely
enables companies to manage processes and share best practices across their
operations with its BPM platform-based architecture. Apriso supports
continuous improvement initiatives by delivering visibility into, control over
and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network.
Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 40+ countries across the Americas,
Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers include GM, Tesla Motors, Volvo CE, Cummins
Inc., L'Oréal, Luxottica, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA
and Saint-Gobain. Learn more at: Visit our blog at

Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other
trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective

* CSeries and Learjet 85 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its


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Apriso Corporation
Gordon Benzie, 562-951-8054
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