Supply Chain

Application Case: Supply Chain

Ambition: Accounting Simultaneously for Manufacturing and Supply-chain Variables in the Early Stages of Aircraft Design to reach the Global Optimum and Perform Trade-off Studies Never Addressed Before.




Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Manufacturing & Design
Design, MBSE & MDO Technologies


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Stakeholders, needs and
Operational Scenario
HTP, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Architecture
MDO Formulation:Optimization
DC2 Baseline + Production Branches
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MDO Workflow


Take away

  • Including manufacturing and supply chain decisions in the early aircraft design stage allows decision-maker to identify a performant and competitive solution.
  • Reach the global optimum in terms of aircraft performance and production management is quite challenging due to the huge amount of data characterizing each individual domain.
  • The strict requirements of optimization algorithms limit the available options for problem formulation, as they may have a large number of variables (discrete and categorical) and many computationally expensive objectives and constraints to evaluate.
  • The concurrent coupling of multi-domains is automatized by leveraging the AGILE4.0 MBSE and MDO technologies. However, further improvements are still needed due to complexity of relationship existing among these domains.
  • The value model simplifies the multi-objective Pareto-front visualization under specific assumptions and the multi-criteria decision-making process when multiple domains are involved.
  • An interactive dashboard is a powerful mean to exactly match and quantify decision-maker´s preferences while leveraging value-model theory.