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  1. Modular Automation for Existing Production Lines

  2. CHALLENGES • Determining to upgrade or replace. • Sharing problems and solutions. • Return on Investment. • Cultural Issues; age, manual labor. • Production Disruptions are unacceptable. • Legacy aircraft are not CAD / CAM aircraft. • Size limitations, floor space, foundations existing utility provisions. • “Fear Factor” Pricing. Usually due to schedule risk.

  3. PROPOSED ACTIONS • Continue to develop trust. • Customer Partners need to provide accessibility to the bottleneck areas. • The Partners need to develop a new process for creation of potential solution rather than issuing a detailed specification. • The Team suggestion was to utilize the next Consortium to create a working model of the Modification Process. Day1: Customer discuss their problems and opportunities. Day2: Supplier Partners address the potential solutions and roadblocks.

  4. KNOWN SOLUTIONS / TECHNOLOGIESPOTENTIAL SOLUTIONS • Simulation can help validate ROI. • Slabs and not foundations to reduce cost and time impacts. • Software solution companies are providing programs that can increase productivity. • Siemens provides control and sensor components to increase productivity in a “Plug and Play” format.

  5. PROPOSED ALLIANCES • The result of the two day should start to identify potential alliances between all the Partners. For example, Customers / Supplier Partners / Service Companys