Cyient: Driving Innovation and Growth in the A&D Lifecycle

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Anand Parameswaran, SVP, Aerospace and Defense BU
“Achieving meaningful growth through innovation within the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry requires rethinking the standard approach to innovation,” begins Anand Parameswaran, SVP of Aerospace and Defense BU at Cyient. To substantiate this statement, he exemplifies the scenario of a leading supplier of cabin modules, crew rest compartments, and air ducts, who was facing challenges in delivering the final products on time and within budget. Their workflow required a tremendous amount of meticulous and time-consuming resource planning. Moreover, operating in a cyclical industry, the company could not afford to increase their capacity as per their peak load and were looking for external assistance to ramp up their engineering capacity. With over two decades of global experience and industry knowledge in the A&D sector, India-based Cyient was their prime choice to remediate this problem. Cyient’s non-traditional approaches helped the company adhere to their schedules while delivering high-quality products. Cyient also propelled the A&D giant to embrace the latest technologies and sustain their competitive advantage in the marketplace. Even today, Cyient continues to maintain a strong relationship with the company, helping them achieve flexibility in capacity, optimize resources, and streamline processes to yield better outcomes.

“Today’s A&D industry is standing at an inflection point,” says Parameswaran. “Digital transformation is revolutionizing the aviation landscape—changing its ecosystem to one that is marked by growing speed, agility, and integration.” In the wake of this transformation, achieving growth through innovation involves numerous risks at every point of the aerospace lifecycle. Cyient is uniquely positioned to share those risks with A&D companies while addressing their digital opportunities. “We offer a nexus of new digital capabilities to solve traditional A&D problems,” says Parameswaran. This includes solutions like AR/VR for training and repair, digitization of technical publications, use of IoT solutions for connected factories, and data analytics for image processing and dissemination in real-time.

At its core, Cyient is committed to solving the three core challenges that persist in the A&D industry: services, systems, and solutions. Driven by this mission, the company offers a wide range of solutions that give aerospace OEMs an extra edge in the marketplace.


We offer a nexus of new digital capabilities to solve traditional A&D problems

What differentiates Cyient from others in the industry is its ability to provide a comprehensive ‘design-build-maintain’ solution, helping OEMs focus on only one supplier for all their aerospace lifecycle management needs.“Providing Design-Build-Maintain solutions for today’s agile businesses” is the motto that steers Cyient.

“As a premier supplier of aerospace solutions, we have earned recognition for both our innovation and productivity,” says Parameswaran. Utilizing the power of advanced analytics, Cyient’s validation system has not only eliminated most of the human effort in manually testing and processing maintenance records, but also brought significant improvements in speed, volume, and quality compared to the traditional, manual processes. “Overall, the validation time has reduced by 80 percent and the number of records validated per hour has increased 300 times,” informs Parameswaran.

That said, Parameswaran notes that 2017 was a pivotal year for Cyient. The company launched their in-house investment vehicle—New Business Accelerator (NBA)—to drive investments in unmet market needs and address critical challenges in the A&D industry by developing innovative solutions. One of the recent solutions of the NBA program is an X-Band transmit and receive module for active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems. The module uses enhanced hybrid technology and commercial off-the-shelf components to increase assembly line efficiency, leading to high volume and lower costs.

Moving forward, Cyient is willful to augment its presence in the defense sector. “Defense spending has risen among all the nations, and this is the perfect time for us to strengthen our footing in that domain,” says Parameswaran. Presently, focusing on India, Israel, and the U.S., Cyient is poised to bring momentous change to the defense industry in the coming years.

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Cyient Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Hyderabad - Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company, today announced that it has received a 2019 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Cyient maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2018 to September 2019.

This year, Boeing recognized suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Cyient received the Silver level recognition and the award is a testament to Cyient's dedication and consistent commitment to delivering value to its business partners across the A&D value chain.

Commenting on the achievement, Anand Parameswaran, Senior Vice President, Aerospace & Defense at Cyient, said, "Cyient is proud to receive the Silver Level Performance Excellence Award from Boeing. We are deeply appreciative of the long-standing relationship between Cyient and Boeing, and this award is a testament to the hard work of our engineers. We are looking forward to co-developing new ways to raise the innovation bar and deliver greater efficiencies to our customers."

Company
Cyient

Headquarters
East Hartford, CT

Management
Anand Parameswaran, SVP, Aerospace and Defense BU

Description
Cyient is a global engineering and technology solutions company. The company engages with customers across their value chain, helping to design, build, operate, and maintain the products and services that make them leaders and respected brands in their industries and markets. Customers draw on Cyient’s expertise in engineering, manufacturing, and digital technology to deliver and support their next-generation solutions that meet the highest standards of safety, reliability, and performance. The company serves the industries, including aerospace and defense, healthcare, telecommunications, rail transportation, semiconductor, geospatial, industrial, and energy