ERP for Aerospace Manufacturing &
Consulting for Aerospace & Defense Companies

Enterprise solutions for this highly specialized and engineering-intensive industry must be able to effectively manage complex manufacturing operations, exacting quality compliance and stringent regulatory requirements.

Special requirements, extraordinary ERP challenges.

No industry is more complex than aerospace & defense. Thousands of suppliers and subcontractors build highly engineered, technologically advanced made-to-order parts and components. The supply chain is long and global. And thousands of companies provide critical components, assemblies and specialized services.

ERP brings big benefits to the aerospace industry, providing an integrated system to manage all aspects of the business, reducing manual efforts and eliminating data silos, allowing for increased efficiency and informed business decisions.

For decades, Ultra Consultants has been providing ERP solutions for manufacturing companies.  We would be happy to work with you to find and implement the ERP solution that is right for your business.

ERP Consulting for Aerospace & Defense

An extension of your team.

With hundreds of clients throughout North America and around the world, our teams bring decades of industry knowledge, business experience and enterprise software expertise to every project in every vertical.

Enterprise Software Consulting for Aerospace & Defense

As Aerospace ERP consultants, Ultra compiles valuable software intelligence, critical capabilities insight and a deep understanding of your industry's unique functional requirements via ongoing research, regular software vendor briefings and project technology selections.  Our aerospace & defense ERP consulting services will streamline the process and strengthen your business.


Enable innovation and access your critical information.

An intelligent ERP solution is the key to achieving and maintaining operational excellence, supporting production, maintaining quality and controlling costs.


Advanced tools centralize data, integrate systems and enable dynamic, sophisticated MTO and CTO approaches.


Combining ERP, PLM and QMS software connects product development, supply chain and quality management.


Digitized production processes enable real-time production data, informed decisions and proactive responses.


Global sourcing and complex logistics require powerful tools that can scale, expand and incorporate new technologies.

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Our Consulting Services

Pushing the boundaries of business transformation.

Applying today’s best practices, leveraging our exceptional expertise in manufacturing and distribution and utilizing a flexible and proven methodology, our services are geared to deliver results you never imagined possible.

Business Process Improvement

In the fast-paced electronics manufacturing industry, efficient business processes are vital for success. Our business process improvement consulting services provide a solid foundation for your transformation by comprehensively understanding your unique requirements, assessing your current state and showcasing the possibilities enabled by modern solutions and best practices.

We work closely with your team to develop a desired future state and optimize your core processes. By identifying bottlenecks, eliminating inefficiencies and implementing best practices, we empower your business to maximize productivity and improve overall operational efficiency.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Selection

Selecting the right electronics manufacturing software is critical for your business to effectively manage the complex manufacturing processes, supply chain management and inventory management. Our technology selection services guide your electronics manufacturing company through an unbiased, comprehensive and highly structured process designed to identify the best-fit, cost-effective solution that meets your unique requirements within the electronics industry. We ensure that the chosen ERP system scales with your business and enables your future vision.

Solution Implementation Management

Implementing an ERP system in an electronics manufacturing business is a complex undertaking that requires meticulous planning, effective project management and a deep understanding of the electronics manufacturing industry. Our software implementation management services combine a flexible, proven implementation methodology and exceptional project management expertise to ensure the successful deployment of your chosen ERP system. We minimize risk, accelerate time-to-benefit, drive return on investment (ROI) and deliver long-term success while saving our clients money.

Business Value Realization

Implementing an ERP system is just the first step on the journey towards transforming your electronics manufacturing business. Our business value realization process combines industry best practices, process maturity-focused projects, software enhancements and your new capabilities to sustain process improvements, close the value circle and ensure you maximize the benefits of your ERP system. We guide you in leveraging your ERP system to optimize business processes, enhance productivity and drive continuous improvement.

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Understanding ERP for Aerospace Manufacturing

The aerospace manufacturing industry involves producing aircraft and spacecraft, as well as their various components and systems. It’s a complex process, focusing heavily on research and development, and precision manufacturing techniques.  Regardless of specialty, all aerospace manufacturers face common challenges to their business operations:

  • Meeting regulatory requirements
  • Supply chain management
  • Managing costs

These challenges require efficient and streamlined processes to ensure optimal productivity and profitability. Ultra Consultants can help marry ERP technology with your business goals for true digital transformation success.

Our Key Consulting Focus Areas for the Aerospace Industry

1. Enhanced Digital Transformation

With multiple departments and functions generating vast amounts of data, it becomes crucial to have a centralized platform that can collect, store and analyze this data in real-time. An ERP system provides comprehensive dashboards and reports that enable you to gain valuable insights into various aspects of your business, such as production, inventory, sales and finance. This enhanced visibility allows for data-driven decision-making and empowers your organization to identify trends, make informed predictions and optimize operations for improved profitability and efficiency.

Furthermore, ERP systems automate routine tasks and workflows, reducing the administrative burden on employees and minimizing the risk of errors. This automation improves operational efficiency, accelerates processes and enables seamless collaboration between different departments.

2. Enhanced Supply Chain Management

The aerospace industry relies heavily on a complex and global supply chain, making supply chain management a top priority for your company. An ERP system offers enhanced supply chain visibility by providing real-time tracking and monitoring of inventory, orders and shipments. With accurate and up-to-date information, your company can identify potential bottlenecks, proactively address issues and optimize the flow of goods throughout the supply chain.

In order for your company to ensure timely delivery of high quality components and materials, collaboration with suppliers is essential. ERP systems facilitate enhanced supplier collaboration by providing a platform for seamless communication, document sharing and performance tracking. Your company can share specifications, quality requirements and delivery schedules with suppliers, ensuring that everyone is aligned and working towards the same goals. This enhanced collaboration fosters strong relationships with suppliers, improves supply chain resilience and enables your company to quickly adapt to changing market conditions or customer demands.

3. Enhanced Regulatory Compliance

Compliance with industry regulations and standards is of utmost importance in the aerospace industry. ERP systems offer enhanced regulatory compliance by providing robust features for documentation management, traceability and audit trails. With an ERP system, your company can easily track and document processes, maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and generate accurate reports for audits or certifications.

Moreover, ERP systems enhance risk management by providing tools for risk identification, assessment and mitigation. By centralizing data and providing comprehensive analytics, an ERP system enables your company to identify potential risks and take proactive measures to mitigate them. This includes managing risks related to supply chain disruptions, quality issues, compliance breaches, or financial uncertainties.

4. Enhanced Research and Development (R&D)

ERP systems enhance product development by providing a centralized platform for managing complex R&D projects, tracking progress and sharing knowledge. With an ERP system, your company streamlines the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation to commercialization. This includes managing design iterations, prototyping, testing and regulatory compliance. By centralizing R&D activities, an ERP system improves collaboration, accelerates time-to-market and ensures that new products meet customer expectations and industry standards.

5. Mergers and Acquisitions

ERP systems simplify the integration process by providing a unified platform where data, processes and systems from both companies can be seamlessly integrated. This includes consolidating financial data, harmonizing operational processes and establishing common reporting standards. By facilitating integration, an ERP system accelerates the realization of synergies, enables efficient resource allocation and ensures a smooth transition for employees and customers. This minimizes disruptions, maximizes the value of the M&A transaction and sets the stage for long-term success.

Consulting for Aerospace & Defense

ERP for Aerospace Manufacturing: Frequently Asked Questions

ERP systems offer several key benefits for aerospace manufacturers. First, they improve inventory management by providing real-time visibility into stock levels, helping to minimize shortages or excesses. Secondly, ERP allows for better demand forecasting, facilitating optimized production planning and scheduling. Additionally, these systems enhance quality control by providing traceability and tracking capabilities, ensuring compliance with industry regulations. Last, ERP enables seamless communication and collaboration between departments, fostering increased efficiency and productivity.

ERP systems are designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In fact, smaller aerospace manufacturers can often benefit the most from implementing an ERP solution, as it helps level the playing field by providing access to advanced functionalities that were once exclusive to larger corporations. So, whether you’re a small, medium, or large aerospace manufacturing company, ERP can be tailored to meet your specific needs and objectives.

As with any major software implementation, there are potential challenges and risks that organizations should be aware of. Some common challenges include data migration issues, resistance to change from employees, and ensuring the alignment of the ERP system with the company’s specific needs. However, with careful planning, stakeholder involvement, and proper training, these challenges can be managed. It’s crucial to choose an ERP vendor with aerospace manufacturing experience and a proven track record to minimize risks and ensure a successful implementation. An experienced ERP consulting firm can help ensure an ERP project that meets your company’s goals and delivers expected ROI.

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