Digital Design Manufacturing & Services (DDMS) is Airbus’major transformation programme aimed at re-inventing the way Airbus is developing its new products over the next 5 years. The business target is the New Single Aisle (NextGen).
In her role, Neelam studies and defines new manufacturing capabilities, technologies and ways of working that would be used for integrating the propulsion system of NextGen aircraft. Also, her role is being an Industrial Work-Package lead for DDMS End to End Propulsion stream.
The ultimate objective is to secure the definition of the global optimum of the product, its industrial system and its support & services system, while achieving DDMS objectives in terms of cost and lead time reduction and in terms of maturity increase.
For the Propulsion of Tomorrow project she has been responsible for defining the top level industrial requirements, industrial architecture, trades and capabilities in collaboration with industrial architects and engineering teams for future Airbus projects and developing technology bricks that will shape the industrial system of Airbus. Profitability is the ultimate goal. The end point is to lower the lifecycle costs in order to generate value for Airbus and its customers - of which the manufacturing costs and product Recurring Cost are very important levers.
I am living my dream, and it is surreal!
I have always been curious and ambitious for more. Industrial architect’s path has fascinated me for years and I have been very fortunate to have worked on nacelles, pylons and powerplant airframe integration – core competences and several Airbus products. I believe I can never be satisfied by myself and I concentrate on developing continuously. Hungry to learn more, investing on developing robust skillsets and staying focussed to achieve the challenging goals have been my mantra. Meditation and introspection have been the enablers to my professional path. "