Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

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United Technologies Deal to Acquire Collins Changes Aerospace Industry Dynamics

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United Technologies announced deal to acquire Collins changes Aerospace industry supply chain ecosystem dynamics and negotiating leverage with a counter force in product design collaboration, volume pricing and other supply matters, including the aftermarket. Aerospace Supply Chain Internet of Things Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Service Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply chain Matters blog United Technologies Corp.

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design

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The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. These factors make aerospace manufacturing companies highly valued partners, even internationally. Although the aerospace industry employs countless hundreds of thousands of workers, robots are still necessary to complete many tasks. Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design. EMI and EMC testing are crucial for the aerospace industry , though the process is cumbersome.

Rockwell Collins Announced Acquisition of B/E Aerospace is About Supplier Leverage

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This weekend featured some significant news directly focused towards aerospace and commercial aircraft supply chain dynamics. The first is the announced acquisition by Rockwell Collins to acquire B/E Aerospace, and the other was the announcement of another round of significant headcount reductions at Bombardier, which will be highlighted in a subsequent posting.

Alcoa Secures Another Strategic Supply Agreement in Commercial Aerospace

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Alcoa’s Aerospace components unit has secured yet another long-term strategic supply agreement, this time with a major aircraft engine supplier. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy General Electric Aerospace supply chain General Electric supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Rolls Royce- Another Potential Weak Link for Commercial Aerospace Supply Chains

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Supply Chain Matters has highlighted some percolating supplier weak links among commercial aerospace supply chains from either financial, operational or product quality perspectives. Aerospace Supply Chain Internet of Things Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supplier Management Rolls Royce Trent 1000 supply chain Rolls-Royce supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Evidence of Changing Customer Dynamics in Aerospace Supply Chains

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In prior Supply Chain Matters commentaries related to today’s aerospace supply chains challenges, we and business media have identified the sensitive dynamics concerning multi-year backlogged customer orders, with the voices of customers growing ever louder. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management blog commenting on global supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Berkshire Hathaway’s Acquisition of Precision Castparts- Significant News for Aerospace Industry

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Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Airbus supply chain Boeing Supply Chain GE Aerospace supply chain Precision Castparts Supply Chain Matters blogWhile Supply Chain Matters continues on its last week of summer break, news developments impacting various industry and global supply chains obviously continue. These past few days, we have noted three significant news items worthy of brief mention. The first is a major acquisition involving a precision parts manufacturer.

Paris Air Show Adds New Impetus for Supply Chain Execution Across Aerospace Supply Chains

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense. Increased complexity, slowed growth and shrinking margins are challenging the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector.

Factors Affecting Logistics Within The Aerospace & Defense Industry

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The aerospace and defense industry makes for a complex and ever-changing supply chain. Over the next twenty years, air travel demand is expected to double 1 and aerospace manufacturing demand is expected to exceed $5.6

The Competitive Race Within Aerospace is Manufacturing and Supply Chain Execution

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Supply Chain Matters calls special attention to readers who are involved in either commercial aerospace or engineer-to-order focused internal and supply chain environments. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Operations management Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Execution Airbus supply chain blog commenting on global supply chain management Boeing Supply Chain Supply chain Matters blog

Alcoa’s Strategic Positioning within Commercial Aircraft and Aerospace Supply Chains

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In this commentary, we focus on the strategic supply aspects of aerospace supply chains and provide background to this week’s news regarding another strategic acquisition announcement from Alcoa. The Wall Street Journal reported that as much as 80 percent of RTI’s 2014 revenues originated from the aerospace and defense sector.

A Report of Supplier Squeeze Practices Occurring Within Aerospace Supply Chains

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Supply Chain Matters has featured significant prior commentary focused on aerospace and commercial aircraft focused supply chains. What has prompted us to this candid conclusion was last week’s published Seattle Times article, Low Wages for Aerospace Workers Despite Tax Breaks for Employers. A lot of our focus was on the OEM tier, namely global producers Airbus and Boeing, along with mid-tier OEM’s such as Bombardier, Embraer and CMAC.

Another Aerospace Trade Show and More Orders: Is This a Cause for Additional Concern?

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As we have noted in prior Supply Chain Matters commentaries related to aerospace industry supply chains, air shows have customarily become the preferred trade show venue for the announcement of customer orders. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Supply Chain Strategy Airbus supply chain Boeing Supply Chain Bombardier C-Series aircraft supply chain commercial aerospace industry supply chain challenges General Electric supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matter

Boeing Finalizes Strategic Supply Agreement with Key Japan Based Aerospace Providers

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[Video] Aerospace Industry Faces Aging Fleets

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Aerospace and DefenseMost air travelers may not realize this, but commercial airline fleets are getting older. The rush to solve this problem will be a major trend in the industry going forward.

Aerospace Industry Looks Cautiously Into 2017

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The aerospace and defense sectors are cautiously optimistic about 2017, but still have some worries. While the aerospace and defense sectors are approaching 2017 with a generally positive outlook, there are some potential difficulties worth watching out for. Aerospace and Defense

Infographic: Zodiac Aerospace, Factory Fires and Supply Chain Risk

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Most recently, an explosion at a Zodiac Aerospace factory wiped out production, posing risks to the supply chains of Boeing and Airbus. What do factory fires and explosions mean for a supply chain, and how can supply chain managers deal with these low-frequency, high-risk scenarios?

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

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While it’s exciting to witness early improvements in the industry, a diverse network of players will add value to the mix and push innovations in aerospace supply chain management and supply chain technology even further.

Airbus and Boeing Report 2017 Year-End Sales and Operational Performance

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Bombardier Announces Additional Headcount Reductions

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How Mexico is Fueling the Nearshoring Trend

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Aerospace Automotive Industrial Manufacturing Supply ChainAfter almost two decades of offshoring manufacturing across the Pacific, some automotive, technology, aeronautics and consumer electronics companies have decided to “reshore” their operations closer to home.

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Revisiting 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Five

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Video of How the Supply Chain Indeed Matters in Today’s Commercial Aircraft Industry Ramp-up

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Current unprecedented, multi-year customer order backlogs for new aircraft are having an effect on the entire aerospace industry supply chain ecosystem. Click on the search term Aerospace Supply Chain on […]. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Service Lifecycle Management Boeing 737 supply chain Boeing Supply Chain commercial aircraft industry supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blog

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U.S. Trade Ruling Against Bombardier Has Much Broader Industry Supply Chain Implications

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This week, a significant development occurred in the commercial aircraft sector, one that will likely have geo-political and trade policy reprisal implications that could likely impact aerospace and other industry supply chains down the road. Aerospace Supply Chain Global Trade Issues Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Boeing Supply Chain Bombardier C-Series supply chain Bombardier supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Another Part Specification Scandal Involving a Japan Based Supplier

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Aerospace Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Supplier Management Boeing Supply Chain Kobe Steel quality scandal Supply chain Matters blog Toyota supply chainThere is another supplier quality conformance scandal involving a major Japan based supplier, Kobe Steel, and this time, the implications could involve multiple industry supply chains.

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Another Part Specification Scandal Involving a Japan Based Supplier

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Aerospace Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Supplier Management Boeing Supply Chain Kobe Steel quality scandal Supply chain Matters blog Toyota supply chainThere is another supplier quality conformance scandal involving a major Japan based supplier, Kobe Steel, and this time, the implications could involve multiple industry supply chains.

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A Big Win for Airbus and its Mobile Alabama Facility Thanks to Boeing

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Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Airbus A321neo supply chain Airbus supply chain Supply chain Matters blogBy taking overt trade action against Bombardier, it would appear that Boeing squandered the opportunity that Airbus executed this week in landing a Delta Airlines deal for upwards of 200 new A321 aircraft, and in adding a solid future for the Airbus Mobile Alabama production facility.

Bombardier Recruits Chief Procurement Officer and Centralizes Supply Chain Strategy

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This week features another milestone, an announcement that Bombardier has hired a new Chief Procurement Officer with the challenge of centralizing all supply chain strategy among its commercial aerospace and surface transportation units while significantly […]. Since 2010, Supply Chan Matters has provided specific commentaries related to the global supply chain challenges of Canada based Bombardier.

Highlights of Airbus’s Digital Control Room for Supply Chain Management

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Current unprecedented, multi-year customer order backlogs for new aircraft are having an effect on the entire aerospace industry supply chain ecosystem. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Control Tower Supply Chain Technology Airbus A350 supply chain Airbus supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management supply chain control tower concepts Supply chain Matters blog

Airbus and Boeing Q3 Operational Performance- Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Ever More Evident for Airbus

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Bombardier Features Video Status Update on C-Series Program

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In our coverage of challenges and learning among aerospace supply chains, we have featured commentaries related to industry dominants Airbus and Boeing, as well as those attempting new innovation such as Bombardier. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Bombardier Aerospace Bombardier C-Series aircraft supply chain challenges in aerospace supply chains social media communications strategy Supply chain Matters blog

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GE’s Restructuring Presents Added Technology and Supply Chain Challenges

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Airbus Evaluating a Further A320 Supply Chain Ramp-Up

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The European aerospace provider currently supports a monthly production cadence of 42 A320 aircraft per month. Aerospace Supply Chain Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Management Airbus A320 supply chain Airbus supply chain Boeing Supply Chain commercial aerospace industry supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blog

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Major Move by Boeing to Secure Service Parts Revenue Control

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