“Global financial benefits have been certified at approximately $10m per annum in time saved, optimization and reduced waste”
--Amandeep Singh Mhay, Specialist, Materials Data / Rolls-Royce
Having fast, reliable access to all relevant materials information is important for Rolls-Royce engineers who need accurate and statistically valid property data as they seek to push materials to their limits in a highly regulated, safety-conscious environment.
Rolls-Royce faced challenges including large quantities of legacy data scattered across sources, and the management of complex workflows to capture, analyze, and use new data generated by testing, QA, and research. Without a systematic approach, tests were duplicated and 40% of all generated test data was not re-used after initial analysis. Another key issue was traceability – the objective of ensuring that the pedigree of every material and the data behind every engineering decision was easily available.