Aerospace & Defense

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The new era of engineering outsourcing opportunities and benefits

The manufacturing industry has always followed a standard product development and manufacturing cycle to create new products. ...

Decision making leveraging technology

Given that making the right decisions consistently separates the leaders from the rest of the pack, the real question for any business leader...

Making ECM projects relevant to business

This paper talks about the business benefits an enterprise can realize from enterprise content management (ECM) implementation. It describes various...

Master data management as a solution

SAP master data management (MDM) solution carries features for data consolidation, data management and data harmonization, which help...

Server-side cache invalidation through Oracle Push Notification

Caching is considered one of the most effective mechanisms to improve the performance of applications. In order to get the full benefits of caching, equal or more importance should...

Smart enterprise experience workplaces of the future

The IT Industry is seeing new trends in enterprise and consumer experience, and these are opening the door to never-before opportunities for B2B and B2C enterprises, helping them improve...

Social Realization Framework

Innovative organizations are discovering new methods to control and make use of social media components to actively engage both customers and employees. In this manner, they are creating...

Insights-driven computing: Realizing Web analytics strategy

This paper discusses the techniques to leverage services based on Web analytics with the aim of gaining insights into customer behavior and enhancing customers' online...

Migration Considerations for Windows 8 Style App

The work patterns are evolving rapidly in today’s world due to the growth of smart devices. Enterprises are looking to build a solution that will enable a unified...

Search Engine Evaluation Based on Relevancy

In this view point, simple and yet effective relevancy evaluation frameworks aimed at measuring the core qualities – the system's usability and thereby user...

Presentation-tier performance optimization

Most modern applications follow a tiered architecture. This white paper discusses the presentation tier – a critical non-functional requirement – and methods to optimize its performance, along with real-world examples.

Crisis Management in the Time of Global Manufacturing Supply Chains

The recent decade has seen a sudden influx of crisis situations – like the earthquake in Japan, flood in Thailand, and unrest in the Middle East. These natural...

Providing an End-to-End Quality Assurance Process for Products

Cost is not the only factor for the success or failure of a product. High quality products ensure a long-term relationship between the supplier and the customer, ensuring business benefits for both parties...

  • Quality assurance
  • Release management
  • Customer quality management
  • Resource management

PQMS is developed on the concept of integrating processes seamlessly into the engineering workflow through a robust workflow engine that can be easily configured to incorporate a company's process. PQMS achieves process efficiency and better predictability through continuous closed loop corrective actions and can be a powerful tool to improve and manage a product's quality.

Integrated Part Information Management: Bridging Information Gaps Across Functions

Our experts highlight some key problems that the Aerospace industry faces in managing part information. It proposes a solution framework to address those problems...

RFID-enabled Visibility in Manufacturing Industry

By adopting RFID, manufacturing organizations and their supply chain partners – such as suppliers, logistics and warehouse providers, and distributors – have a lot to gain in terms...

Virtual Ops Center: Command Center for Global Business Operations

Most large organizations require global interactions on a day-to-day, if not hour-by-hour basis. The increasing complexity of such interactions leads to business delays and gaps in strategy. Organizations can facilitate immersive...

Business Analytics: Tomorrow’s Analytics that Will Change the Way We Make Decisions

Business intelligence systems - as they currently exist - are adept at gathering and analyzing data, but fall short of looking to the future. Infosys' business analytics approach ...

Road Ahead for 2012: Trends and Idea Factories from the Manufacturing Industry

Several factors are affecting innovation in the manufacturing industry - across processes, product development, outsourcing engagements, and even IT services. Among these factors are digital...

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM): Enabling Technology for Paradigm Shift in Next Generation Aircraft Design and Maintenance

The aircraft industry continuously reinvents itself to reduce acquisition, operational and maintenance costs while meeting stringent performance requirements. The challenge is to design light weight aircrafts with reduced maintenance costs. It is essential to...

Enabling Innovation and Growth in Manufacturing - Is Cloud Computing the Way Forward?

A volatile marketplace and the ever-increasing complexity of supply chain owing to globalization and dispersed operations are making a slew of demands on manufacturers around the world. Manufacturers are turning to Cloud to...

Product Compliance - A Necessary Evil or an Opportunity?

Whether an organization manufactures or resells a product, the responsibility to comply makes the manufacturer and the reseller legally accountable. Product compliance is a constantly evolving ...

Mobilizing SAP Enterprise Applications

Smart organizations are focusing on increasing workforce flexibility and productivity by enabling information access for critical decision-making anytime, anywhere. While mobile solutions are imperative across domains and verticals, several parameters...

Business Value Architecture for Cloud Computing

As business models continue to evolve, organizations realize that there is no single approach towards enterprise architecture. Business landscape, employees and their experience influence enterprise...

Social Computing Makes Aerospace More Robust

Aerospace companies need to constantly collaborate with customers and suppliers to ensure that they design and build the right products and offer relevant services. Social Computing creates the context for online collaboration...

Challenges and Opportunities in Outsourcing Product Design and Engineering

Manufacturers must reduce the cost of product development and R&D to compete effectively in the Flat World. Automotive, machine tools and equipment, and mechanical and electronic sub-system manufacturers have successfully adopted...

Offshore Models for Engineering Product Development: Captive Center vs. Vendor Partner

Adopting the right sourcing model – captive center vs. vendor partner – can reduce the Total Cost of Ownership and provide long-term flexibility for engineering product development.

RFID in Automotive and Aerospace

Archaic data, manual entry, untimely data updates, low visibility and complex compliance requirements can impede the performance of your enterprise. In this paper, Infosys' experts demonstrate how RFID provides a ...

Global Engineering: The New Imperative for the Aerospace Industry

The Aerospace industry is interestingly poised as demand is primed to outstrip supply. Efforts to increase supply must contend with higher development costs and increased time-to-market, caused at least in part by a scarcity of engineering skills....

CAD Data Quality

CAD data quality plays an important part in today's modern design environment. With data arriving into the Digital Mock-Up (DMU) from a globally dispersed design community, it is imperative that the CAD data is of the right quality to serve any useful purpose....

  • Conformance to pre-defined standards and
  • Geometric integrity
Failure in either of the categories will cause the DMU to be inaccurate and not fulfill its task, leading to expensive reworks in real life. Companies and organizations are beginning to recognize the repercussions stemming from inadequate data to their business and are taking appropriate corrective measures.

This article was originally published in The Journal of the Institution of Engineering Designers Institution of Engineering Designers (May/June 05)

Reproduced with permission from the Institute of Engineering Designers.

Stress Concentration and Stability Studies in Composite Ribs with Flanged Cutouts

Carbon reinforced composites (CFC) or Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) are used extensively in aircraft structures as they give high stiffness and strength with lower weight. In this paper we consider a shear loaded square panel representing...

Function Approximation for GA-based Optimization

Optimization of large-scale practical structures is a challenge even to this day. Mathematical programming techniques have been found to be inadequate for the solution of large practical problems with different types of structural elements and design variables....

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