Since the earliest days of flight, Curtiss-Wright has steadfastly focused on aviation innovation. The company today continues to produce high performance flight actuation, pilot controls and aircraft handling systems at the heart of every commercial and military aerospace platform.
Seeking to streamline and automate its product development and end of life processes, the team within the Control business unit's Integrated Sensing division began to seek a commercial software solution that would eliminate its current paper-based methods for product line management, project tracking, resource management and reporting. In addition to streamlining and automating processes to extract more efficiency from its teams, the Curtiss-Wright controls business unit also sought to better define and implement a product sunset methodology, more accurately monitor the financial profitability of each product line and increase executive-level visibility into the sensor product development process.
The team examined six market solutions, narrowing the field down to Changepoint. During a proof of concept (POC) engagement, the Changepoint team fully implemented its solution within two key projects. This demonstrated the solution's ability to manage the end-to-end product development process, administrate all project-related activities and improve utilization and deployment of internal Curtiss-Wright and subcontracting resources. The Changepoint team also transformed the client's current paper-based reporting methods — which required significant upkeep to maintain — into a dashboard view providing real-time, relevant information to the Control organization's management team. Following this highly successful POC, Changepoint was selected as the chosen solution, with a
"We are very pleased with the Changepoint solution as we have been able to fully address our goals with this implementation," said
"Our deployment of Changepoint within Curtiss-Wright is representative of many customers who take an integrated management view of the business and recognize that no department or team works in isolation. Product lifecycles are tied to specific projects and projects require specific skillsets and resources to ensure their success," said
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