28 November 2002 | Robin Parker
Baan has released new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, which it says will improve implementation through aerospace and defence (A&D) supply chains.
IBaan Enterprise for A&D has been designed to help contractors work more closely with customers in reducing work in progress, cutting inventory and labour costs, and increasing on-time deliveries.
Edward Talerico, industry director for aerospace and defence at Baan, said: "You find with most A&D companies that they are not too pleased with their on-time delivery rate, lead times and work in progress.
"But their customers don't allow them to make the sort of improvements they want because of their legacy systems. Our new product overcomes this problem."
Customers already signed-up for the new product include BAE Systems, Boeing, Snecma of France, Fokker of the Netherlands and United Defence of the US.
Talerico said one aerospace customer using the system had improved on-time delivery from 65 to 98 per cent.
It also includes iBaan Worktop, a device that contains best practice from A&D contractors.