Astronics chooses change-management software from Omnify

ANDOVER, Mass., 19 Oct. 2007. Leaders of Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) in Redmond, Wash., needed product content and engineering change management software for manufacturing their power generation, distribution and control systems. They found their solution in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software from Omnify Software in Andover, Mass.

ANDOVER, Mass., 19 Oct. 2007. Leaders of Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) in Redmond, Wash., needed product content and engineering change management software for manufacturing their power generation, distribution and control systems. They found their solution in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software from Omnify Software in Andover, Mass.

Astronics chose the Omnify PLM software for "its robustness, seamless interface to the Intuitive ERP system and excellent customer support staff," says R.M. "Marty" Jeide, program manager at Astronics AES.

Astronics AES was facing an exponentially growing number of parts, workflows, bills of materials (BOMs), and ECOs, in addition to expediting the tracking of drawings, schematics, and part lists. Omnify PLM would assure that no steps could be skipped and outdated processes could be eliminated.

Several BOMs, such as design and production, could be combined into one as well as consolidation of some 20,000 plus parts, compliance information from vendors, subassemblies, and workflows to prepare the data for importation into the Intuitive ERP system.

"Already in a short time, I can say with certainty that we now have well guided documented processes. We are really happy with our Omnify software. With having some 300 employees and data coming from multiple sources, systems and departments, it is often difficult to adapt to change and instill good corporate discipline,s but a number of small efficiencies can really make a major impact," Jeide says.

"Control disciplines such as not skipping a certain step in the process or pinpointing a particular repetitive error can be easily ascertained if your product lifecycle processes are fine-tuned, a result all manufacturers want to achieve prior to having any kind of data integrated to your ERP," he says.

Omnify Software has launched its next-generation PLM software called Empower. For more information contact Omnify Software online at www.omnifysoft.com, or Astronics AES at www.astronicsaes.com.

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