Warp Solutions steps out of the box with a digital platform engineered to make Quality Assurance simple, attractive and profitable for the entire aerospace industry

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Warp is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with two major OEMs, headquartered in Europe and the USA, along with a reputable MRO based in Montréal, to finalize and test its first module dedicated to non-conformity management

MONTRÉAL, April 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Supply chain innovation is a key challenge facing the aerospace industry today. This year, the fifth Global Supply Chain Summit organized by Aéro Montréal as part of International Aerospace Week – Montréal 2019, is devoted to the subject, entitling it: "Artificial Intelligence: Reinventing the Supply Chain". This event aims to demystify the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) and explore its concrete applications in the factories of the future.

At the forefront of aerospace innovation, Montreal-based Warp Solutions has designed a technology in response to this growing issue, which will be showcased during the summit. The team, led by its founders, Patrick St-Louis and Philippe Labrecque, developed a digital platform that will address the eight fundamentals of Quality Assurance in aerospace. With its user-in-mind, clean-sheet design and certified wireless devices, this modern, engineered software offers integration capabilities to MES, ERP, PLM and most wireless devices, along with AI-ready architecture. Like never before, users are empowered to capture, structure and act on quality data, while complying with industry regulations.

Tailormade QA Software to Overcome Industry Challenges

"Quality Assurance is a key component of any aerospace organization. It is the foundation of the industry, yet it is almost systematically overlooked when it comes to continuous improvement initiatives focused on productivity," states Patrick St-Louis, Vice-president of Market Strategies and cofounder.  "When we embarked on this journey, we were aware of the industry's pain points (high costs, disorganized data, LMS issues, etc.) and we made it our mission to transform how QA is performed and perceived worldwide." he adds.

Rollout will take place in three phases, led by non-conformity management that will go to market in Q4-2019. In collaboration with the CNRC, the CTA and the CIMEQ, Warp has completed the technological validations needed to perfect this first module, on time and with outstanding results. "The software is destined to reduce the cycle time by 40% and the effort associated with all steps of non-conformity management by 30%," specifies Patrick.

Joint Efforts with Key Players

Collaborators have played an essential role in pre-launch efforts. "Developing any software without consulting future users and management is a recipe for failure. Despite our extensive knowledge of the industry, we firmly believe in the importance of involving collaborators with different profiles (OEMs, Tier 1, FMP shops, Engineering Services) to design the user interfaces as well as to establish some baseline parameters for a seamless architectural integration," explains Philippe Labrecque, Vice-president of Product Strategy and cofounder.

More than 35 contributors are now committed to Warp's growing success. Recently, the company signed a collaboration agreement with two OEMs head-quartered in Europe and the USA, along with a highly reputable MRO.

For more information, visit our website: www.lets-warp.com

About Warp

Building on extensive industry experience and networking, this Montreal-based technology company specializes in designing, developing, deploying and operating its digital QA management platforms. This innovative software digital company addresses the eight fundamentals of Quality Assurance in aerospace, offering integration capabilities to MES, ERP, PLM and most wireless devices, along with AI-ready architecture. With a 100% aerospace-dedicated model, based on remote execution, users are now empowered to capture, structure and act on quality data, while still complying with industry regulations.

About the founders

Patrick St-Louis
Patrick has 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry, ranging from sheet metal assembler, manufacturing engineer, production supervisor to industrial engineering for major aerospace OEMs and Tier 1. During the last 10 years Patrick has worked on his second startup, MSB Ressources Globales, to provide engineering services to the aerospace industry. MSB-RG has reached an enviable position with over 350 employees in Montréal, Toronto, Wichita, Savannah and Casablanca. Patrick is known for his innovative way of looking at problems and his capacity to empower the people around him.

Philippe Labrecque
Philippe has passionately invested the last 14 years in the aerospace industry, specifically at Bombardier Aerospace.  His desire to build and improve are obvious, when looking at his career path: manufacturing engineer for global programs, continuous improvement project manager for business aircraft, supplier quality development, advanced quality planning and problem solving.  His most exciting career memories span over his last four years of service as manager of the core QA team, responsible for maintaining and transforming the Quality Management System for the entire corporation.