Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

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Major Blast Occurs at Zodiac Aerospace Fabricated Material Plant

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Supply chain risk management and Sales and Operations planning teams for both Airbus, Boeing and other commercial aerospace aircraft producers are likely hard at work today after news of the powerful explosion at the Zodiac Aerospace factory located in Washington State last night.

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.

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.

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

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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

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.

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

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

A Stunning Announcement in Commercial Aerospace: Airbus and Bombardier Join Forces

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Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Bombardier C-Series aircraft supply chain Bombardier supply chain Supply chain Matters blogYesterday, a stunning development occurred in the commercial aircraft sector, one that will likely have added geo-political and industry supply chains implications down the road. Airbus and Bombardier jointly announced a new partnership in the C-Series regional aircraft program.

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.

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.

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

Boeing Finalizes Strategic Supply Agreement with Key Japan Based Aerospace Providers

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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

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?

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

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.

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

[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.

5. SCE Forum in Hamburg: On the digital future and structural changes in the aerospace industry

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Hot topics: How the SCE Initiative supports the ongoing structural change in the aerospace industry and why digitization is key to securing the future of German aerospace SMEs (Photo: ‘Marketplace of Opportunities’ at the event). At this event, bavAIRia, SupplyOn and leading German aerospace companies will hold a workshop on “IT-supported data exchange in the supply chain” For further information, please refer to the bavAIRia website (in German).

Hamburg calling – how the 8th Aviation Forum gave insights into tomorrow’s aerospace supply chain

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The participating companies – among them airliners, OEMs, suppliers, BDLI, clusters, regional aerospace organizations, service providers and consulting companies – discussed hot topics like globalization, digitization and smart production. Mr Volker Thum, BDLI, shared that more than 109,000 employees work for German aerospace companies, representing a turnover of for 40 billion euros.

DWC unveils plans for aerospace supply chain facilities

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project will feature a multi-purpose building for tenants that are a part of the aerospace supply chain The $32.6m

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SDV opens new warehouse for aerospace clients

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SDV supply chain management providers open new warehouse at Dubai airport free zone

Airbus and Boeing Report Q4-2018 and Full Year Operational Performance

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Supply Chain Matters continues with streaming commentary focused on the globe’s currently most visible supply networks, specifically the duopoly anchors of commercial aerospace supply chains.

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

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Bombardier Announces Additional Headcount Reductions

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Aerospace Supply Chain Controlling Supply Chain Costs Supply Chain Performance Bombardier Aerospace Bombardier C-Series aircraft supply chain Bombardier supply chain Supply chain Matters blogLast week, transportation equipment provider Bombardier announced plans to shed an additional 7,500 jobs, or just over 10 percent of its global workforce, as it focuses on turnaround efforts amid a soft business-jet market and hiccups with its CSeries commercial aircraft program.

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.

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

Boeing Production Head is Confident of Supply Chain Wide Capabilities

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In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary focusing on aerospace focused supply chains, we brought forward how the voice of commercial aircraft customers is growing ever larger. Among strategic plans for both of these aerospace global leaders are efforts towards added investments in supply chain capabilities including long-term strategic supply or added production capacity.

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

Airbus Commits to Increased A320 Production Cadence Rate by 2019

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Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy aerospace industry supply chain challenges Airbus supply chain CFM International supply chain Supply chain Matters blogIn late May, Supply Chain Matters noted that commercial aircraft producer Airbus, in response to increased orders, was actively evaluating a further ramping-up of its A320 family production volume cadence.

Airbus and Boeing Both Declare Another Year of Outstanding Operational Performance in 2014

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In the commercial aerospace sector, both Airbus and Boeing both declared that they each exceeded operational targets for 2014. On the inbound customer demand side, the aerospace provider booked 1456 net orders from 67 customers making its year-end backlog to be 6386 aircraft valued […]. However, the supply chain ecosystems for each of these manufacturers have continual challenges to perform even better in the months to come.

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