Cohesia® to Present at SAE 2005 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition 'OEM / Supplier Quality Through Intelligent Specification Management'

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Cohesia, the leading provider of technology that eliminates the ambiguity in the flow-down of detailed requirements and specifications throughout the supply chain, announces its participation and presentation at SAE 2005 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition. Cohesia's presentation topic: OEM / Supplier Quality Through Intelligent Specification Management, is scheduled during the Advances in Lean Manufacturing session to be held from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2005.

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This presentation will focus on a methodology for ensuring compliance to specifications and standards, the communication of pertinent technical content throughout the manufacturing enterprise and the application of this technology in the First Article Inspection (FAI) and product audit process.

In today's engineering and manufacturing enterprises, OEM's and prime manufacturers are taking more of the role of systems integrators while outsourcing more of their manufacturing activity to the supply chain. Everyone involved is constantly striving to squeeze every possible efficiency out of the technology and processes they use to design, manufacture and support their products. As global competition rises, opportunities surface for unique applications of technology that can reduce costs and improve communication, collaboration and quality within the supply chain.

Supply chain deliverables on first part productions are dictated by OEM or prime manufacturer component definition, which include dimension, note and specification requirements. The Aircraft Engines Division of GE Transportation Systems has stated:

"62% of Quality Escapes are the result of the misinterpretation of specifications and notes…not from the geometric details of the drawings or models."

The ability to extract, filter and distill specification and standard content at a more granular level as well as a mechanism for flowing this information through all levels of a supply chain, are recognized as areas where the application of technology could provide significant benefits.

"For manufacturers of complex parts, streamlining supplier inspection and qualification of new parts is critical to meeting compliance requirements, and ramping new products to production volumes," reported an AMR Research Alert titled, Speed Supplier Ramp to Volume by Accelerating First Part Qualification.

The filtering, extracting and synthesizing of specification content to only those requirements that apply to the design, are key factors in improving manufacturing efficiency in the supply chain. Managing requirements from specifications at the more granular level has shown significant improvements in reducing quality escapes and improving a company's bottom line.

About Cohesia:

Cohesia is helping Aerospace manufacturers to eliminate the ambiguity in the flow-down of detailed requirements and specifications across their supply chain. Over 500 Aerospace manufacturers, including GE Aircraft Engines and Honeywell, are benefiting from the use of Cohesia's patented technology. Recorded benefits include; ROI within twelve months; 50% reduction in Quality Escapes and Warranty costs; 15% improvement is Quality Engineering Costs; 20% improvement is sourcing administrative costs; 25% improvement is new product cycle times; and 25% reduction in supplier cycle times and quality efforts. For more information about Cohesia, visit http://www.cohesia.com or call 513-770-2300.

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