A Case Study With Max Aerostructures

Aerospace Manufacturer Uses Machine Data to Enable Actionable Reporting


Max Aerostructures is a leading tier-1 supplier of structural assemblies and components. With facilities in Wichita and El Dorado, Kansas, its customers include virtually all OEMs for commercial and business jets. The company has sought solutions to improve equipment utilization and reporting as part of its digital transformation.

The Challenge

Given the tight tolerances and regulated requirements of the aerospace industry, Max Aerostructures needed to ensure that it captured accurate and actionable data to perform to the required standards while getting the most from its manufacturing equipment.

Specifically, the company wanted to increase machine utilization and drill down using real-time reporting. In the past, it had observed that many KPIs, like execution, were lag factors. Now, it wanted to combine real-time actionable data into reports that would drive process optimization.

The Solution

According to Seth Albin, Managing Director of Bird’s Eye Holdings and majority owner of Max Aerostructure, the company had already begun a robust digital transformation to improve processes and performance.

Max Aerostructures approached MachineMetrics for its advanced machine data platform, which was ideally suited to provide actionable insights for improving equipment utilization. The company was interested in how MachineMetrics’ workflows could be configured to drive alerts to those who needed to act and address issues as they arose.

The Results

The MachineMetrics Machine Data Platform has enabled Max Aerostructures to turn traditional KPIs from lag factors using outdated or expired data to real-time lead measures. Managers and operators can rely on alerts, notifications, and reporting that reflect the reality on the floor.

Seth feels that the MachineMetrics solution has empowered these capabilities and considers the platform a best-in-class solution. MachineMetrics has helped the company bring KPIs closer to the action on the shop floor while providing a simple, intuitive approach to real-time data.


Max Aerostructures


Seth Albin, Managing Director




Witchita, KA

El Dorado, KA

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