Global airline seat manufacturer transforms supply chain operations with LeanDNA’s factory management technology
AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 17, 2019)—LeanDNA, a purpose-built analytics platform for factory inventory management, announced today it has achieved 36 percent inventory reduction in just three months for Safran Seats GB (Safran), which specializes in manufacturing business and first-class aircraft seats.
Safran tapped into LeanDNA’s actionable inventory optimization software to automate and standardize the company’s shortage management workflows. Prior to implementing LeanDNA, Safran lacked visibility into its data integrity—the company estimates its inventory data was only 10 percent accurate—which left value-driving inventory opportunities hidden in cumbersome Excel reports.
“I’ve implemented two ERP systems at two different companies and I’ve never seen anything that gives the visibility LeanDNA gives,” said Carolanne Wilson, head of operations supply for Safran Seats GB. “Our homegrown shortage reports were painful, time-consuming and inaccurate, plus we were duplicating efforts across the procurement team. LeanDNA’s collaborative functionality gives us visibility into our data integration issues and makes intuitive recommendations to our staff.”
Safran Seats GB produces top-of-the-line business and first-class aircraft seats including the Aura, Optima and Venus models for airlines and original equipment manufacturers, and also manages repair and aftermarket inventory. The business has three sites throughout the United Kingdom.
“Balancing inventory levels with an ERP system alone is untenable within a complex manufacturing system,” said Richard Lebovitz, CEO of LeanDNA. “Our partnership with Safran proves that investing in the factory management level of an organization’s supply chain will yield unprecedented business growth by empowering on-the-ground factory staff. LeanDNA automates inventory analysis, prioritizes daily recommendations and adds critical visibility to procurement efforts.”
To learn more, check out the full Safran Seats GB Case Study.
LeanDNA builds software for factories across the globe. With a deep focus on making inventory analytics automated, actionable and collaborative, LeanDNA enables manufacturers to optimize inventory, avoid shortages and stay on-time with customers. The LeanDNA platform promotes visibility and standardization across systems, suppliers and sites, unlocking working capital for the business. For more information about the Austin, Texas-based company, visit www.leandna.com.
About Safran Seats GB
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.For more information, visit www.safran-group.com and www.safran-seats.com or follow @Safran or @SafranSeats on Twitter.
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