Company: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Headquarters: Boulder, CO
Size of Company: More than 1,000 employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Aerospace and defense
Primary Product Line: Advanced antennas for personal communications, satellite systems, satellites and space craft, space-based instruments and sensors, tactical instruments, antennas and microwave systems, aerospace components
Name of Project: MES Implementation
Project Objective: To eliminate inefficiencies in Ball’s production processes caused by reliance on paper-based processes
Technologies Employed: Oracle Agile PDM, IFS ERP, Intercim Velocity MES
Accomplishments/ROI: Saved time on program closeout and eliminated missing documentation; single system for revision control and electronic as-built and where-used traceability; saved time on customer information requests; electronic shop orders come with work instructions and latest revisions; prioritize production better