Aerospace Manufacturing Software
AWE Aldermaston is the headquarters of the Atomic Weapons Establishment's operations. As a Government Contractor AWE has been central to the defense of the United Kingdom for more than 50 years, providing and maintaining the warheads for the government's nuclear defense.
Covering approximately 750 acres near the village of Aldermaston in Berkshire, AWE is responsible for the safe manufacturing of highly sophisticated aerospace and defense weaponry, including Trident Warheads. Such specialist defense products require unique manufacturing skills and complex ERP software and production control software systems.
A highly reliable IT infrastructure is also critical. When the company set about the task of sourcing a state-of-the-art Aerospace and Defense ERP Manufacturing Software solution as the backbone for its comprehensive departmental structures and working practices, it selected Jobscope Government Contract software because of its focus on Government Contractor software, Aerospace and Defense software, Project Manufacturing Software, and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Software.
By selecting JOBSCOPE Aerospace manufacturing software, AWE's objectives were to bring commonality to departmental processes and the many standalone IT systems that were in operation, as well as improving cost efficiencies within its many dedicated engineering and production departments. To achieve this, AWE required an extremely high level of understanding and support from both Jobscope and In2grate Business Solutions, the Strategic Partner for JOBSCOPE in the UK and Europe.
From the outset the Jobscope and AWE teams worked together openly and intensively. Alan Lyford, Defense Manufacturing Software and ERP Software Solutions Manager, commented:
"The Product Information Management System (PIMS) team at AWE was very clear as to their specific requirements from the new ERP manufacturing software system and new, more integrated IT infrastructure. The team was allowed a true voice in the configuration and enhancement of the system, resulting in additional functionality within JOBSCOPE that maximized the system's effectiveness for PIMS to go about its complex daily tasks as smoothly and effectively as possible. It is testimony to the level of flexibility within JOBSCOPE that each suggestion from the PIMS team was quickly and efficiently adopted."
With JOBSCOPE, AWE has in place an effective engineer-to-order, project oriented manufacturing software system for government contractors that has made it possible to harmonize manufacturing processes and departmental integration, resulting in increased efficiency and cost savings. It has also facilitated affordable rationalization and maintenance of its business technology; established standardized reporting; and improved visibility of contract costs and performance.
Future system development is also possible as JOBSCOPE is a long-life product that can be developed economically to meet new manufacturing requirements as they occur. Contract reviews and health checks with the ongoing support from Jobscope and In2grate means AWE's working structures are truly affordable and provide continued value for money.