As the only SME at the head of a multimillion mobilizing project, JMJ Aerospace has the challenge of mobilizing the market around the PARC project (Pairing Automation of Resources in a Community). Three years later, many sub-projects have been launched several of which have already been successfully completed and others are still in progress, in collaboration with other SMEs and universities in different fields of expertise that believe in the vision of the project.
“ It was in 2006 when I first started working with JMJ Aerospace and already the company had had an innovative vision of resource pooling. Today, almost 10 years after, I still greatly appreciate the continuous evolution of the PARC project
In fact, everyone knows that the aerospace industry is in constant fluctuation especially in the business-aircraft field. Accordingly, PARC has become even more relevant since it will put in place a system that will allow the sharing of resources within a community of enterprises.
With the support of their systematic tool that guarantees access to new pools of talents such as the retirees, we will increase the competitiveness of the company from highly qualified resources. It is also appreciated that the government is engaged in realising this vision that stretches beyond our industry.”
Anne-Marie Bertrand, General Manager, Usine de Laval Héroux-Devtek
“We would like to globally interconnect the aerospace communities forming a network of knowledge that innovates and creates new products. This collaboration [innovative project PARC] between industries and universities will help to connect people while bridging silos allowing us to share our best practices.”
MARCO BEAULIEU, Head of Knowledge Management practice, Product Development Engineering, Bombardier
“This project [innovative project PARC] has the potential to trigger a paradigm shift in the way academics interact between each other and collaborate. The current model “1 professor = 1 independent SME” could bloom into a collective of collaborating academics. This evolution will not only optimize the costs for operating and maintaining infrastructure, but will also create real synergies between academics and industrials, thus increasing our national competitiveness.”
PROF. MARTIN LÉVESQUE, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Multiscale Modelling of Advanced Aerospace Materials, Polytechnique Montréal
“Collaboration is often approached using a “build it and they will come” mentality. The so-called soft factors of trust, reciprocity and shared understanding of goals are often neglected and yet they will make or break the project [innovative project PARC].”
PROF. KIMIZ DALKIR, B.Sc., MBA Ph. D. — Graduate Program Director MISt, School of Information Studies, McGill University