As the center of competence in microelectronics for the Thales Group defense systems division, Thales MicroElectronics (TMI) designs, engineers, integrates, and tests electronic systems and functions for the defense, aerospace, and avionic industries.
TMI wanted to bolster its competitiveness in an increasingly limited defense market and to be positioned for niche markets that require superior technical expertise, such as oil field, telecommunications, transportation, and healthcare. To meet these objectives, TMI worked with Oracle Partner C-S to implement Oracle’s Agile product lifecycle management applications.
With the implementation, TMI has created a centralized product-data repository and automated all key management processes related to that data, such as processes for engineering, production, purchasing, support, and quality control. In addition, TMI can share product configuration files in real time with 250 collaborators, clients, and subcontractors, while optimizing product development stages and shortening the time-to-market. Further, the company is now able to conform to the aerospace industry standard EN 9100 for traceability and configuration management.
“We chose Oracle’s Agile product lifecycle management applications because of ease of implementation, user friendliness, security features, and its traceability capabilities that ensure we meet our customers’ requirements,” said Stéphane Iafraté, product lifecycle manager, Thales MicroElectronics.
C-S worked with TMI’s IT teams to deploy Agile product lifecycle management applications and orchestrated user workshops and training. Specifically, C-S created an interface for massive data loading, to import data from other systems on a daily basis.