Today’s major challenges for manufacturing companies are clear:

  • Managing global cooperation with multiple supply chain partners

  • Achieving continuous and high quality operations under productivity pressures and environmental constraints

  • Tracking and managing information in order to meet new requirements (traceability, security and sustainability)

There is also a need for a universal manufacturing information system based on a data exchange standard that can share data seamlessly in a common format. Whilst doing all of the above, factories must continue to meet the highest standards of lean, agile, flexible and sustainable production. These are the issues that the FoFdation project is keen to address.

Addressing productivity and sustainability issues in global manufacturing through a
fresh and agile concept
- Jean-Bernard Hentz, Airbus Operations SAS