BECKINGTON and DAVENTRY, UK, Dec 7, 2023 – SEA has awarded a contract to Razorleaf Corp. Ltd to be the implementation partner for Aras Innovator, Aras’ next generation product lifecycle management (PLM) platform. Razorleaf was selected for its long-standing expertise and relationship working with Aras and Aras Innovator since 2008 when the flexible, open-source PLM platform was launched.
The core functionality of the Aras platform is to provide a single digital thread through all SEA products, from conception and requirements through to delivery and beyond. SEA will work collaboratively with Razorleaf Corp. to roll out this PLM platform over the next 18 months.
“Continued delivery excellence to our people at SEA, our customers and our partners is at the core of what we do,” said James Stevens, head of discipline for Systems Engineering at SEA. “Implementing Aras Innovator will provide a more reliable, consistent, and streamlined set of quality and engineering evidence, available in a central, digital location.”
Aras Innovator is a flexible, open PLM system that brings recognized best practices into business processes. It will support SEA’s ongoing innovation and new product development, enabling transparency and collaboration across engineering processes and the ability to gather and access engineering information quickly and in a controlled manner.
Said Stevens, “Implementing Aras is a major step for SEA in streamlining the way we manage our products throughout their lifecycle. This central configuration management application will be a single source of truth across all our disciplines and enable improvements to efficiency and effectiveness going forward. Razorleaf was selected for this contract following a significant research task and we are looking forward to working collaboratively to implement this tool over the next 18 months.”
Michael Welti, managing director of Razorleaf Corp. Ltd, said, “SEA is experiencing many of the common challenges we see with complex manufacturers, which include a need to accelerate innovation, implement consistent and collaborative business processes, and integrate across data silos to support the creation of a digital thread. Aras Innovator is one of the most flexible PLM platforms that will adapt to their business and future proof product development strategies as they evolve. We are excited to partner with SEA and be a part of their success in meeting digital transformation goals.”
“Our Razorleaf Ltd team is focused on bringing Aras Innovator to European manufacturers who want to evolve their innovation processes, shorten time-to-market, and build out a digital thread with integrated data strategies,” said Eric Doubell, CEO of Razorleaf Global. “Our partnership approach starts with mapping out an implementation road map that factors in SEA’s priorities while taking full advantage of Aras Innovator. We have been working with the platform since 2008 and are confident that Aras Innovator will support SEA’s digital transformation initiatives today and tomorrow.”
SEA has more than 60 years’ experience in delivering and supporting advanced solutions that maximize defense mission capability. SEA also develops traffic enforcement and safety systems that enable more efficient transport management.
In the defense domain, SEA has applications in ship and fleet protection, agile-platform anti-submarine warfare and integrated underwater situational awareness. SEA manufactures and supports a wide range of capabilities designed to provide a rapid response to threats, track and monitor targets, and ensure system effectiveness and interoperation. SEA systems are in-service with the UK navy and multiple navies across the globe, providing agile solutions in nature’s most challenging environment.
Employing approximately 340 staff, SEA has UK offices in Beckington, Bristol and Barnstaple and a Canadian office in Quebec. SEA was acquired by Cohort plc in 2007.
For more information, visit www.sea.co.uk.
About Razorleaf Corp.
Founded in 2000, Razorleaf is a consulting & systems integrator with specialized expertise in PLM, MES, integration, migration, and test automation. They are focused on helping manufacturing organizations connect products and processes across the digital enterprise to drive more value from the innovation process. Led by a highly skilled and seasoned team of experts across the United States, Europe, and Asia, Razorleaf transforms businesses by offering comprehensive consulting and implementation services focused on managing the digital thread across the product life cycle and supply chain.
For more information, visit www.razorleaf.com.