Fokker Elmo, based in the Netherlands with subsidiaries in several continents, is a leading player in design, manufacturing and support for the electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Aerospace and Defence programs. Fokker Elmo’s innovative tools and processes support their customers’ aircraft, aero-engine and defence system programs.
At this moment a number of production programs are concurrently running within Fokker Elmo of which Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is one. All these programs demand different customer and supply chain requirements of Fokker Elmo’s plants in the different countries it is located.
The JSF program is supported by Fokker Elmo, initially in its development stages, and now moving towards serial production ramp-up. Fokker Elmo’s planning processes have developed along the development of the JSF program. In order to prepare for the ramp-up in production volumes, Fokker Elmo considered it time to make a step-change in their Sales & Operations Planning and production planning capabilities. After participating in Involvation’s event ”S&OP in One Day” in March 2015, Fokker Elmo decided to request Involvation to support the company in this step change.
Together with Fokker Elmo, 2 work streams have been identified to make the step-change possible: