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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.

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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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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?

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

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.

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

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

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.

Boeing Considers Commercial Aircraft Production Cutbacks

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Reuters reports that at an investor conference held last week, the aerospace manufacturer’s CFO indicated that will not increase 787 output and could further cut 777 product output levels unless sales of both jets improve. Aerospace Supply Chain Product Lifecycle Management Boeing 787 supply chain Boeing 787 supply chain challenges Boeing Supply Chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Boeing Transmits a Supply Chain Shock Wave

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The news itself triggered a sell-off in aerospace related stock and raised somewhat more uncertainty across aerospace industry supply chains. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Boeing Supply Chain Supply chain Matters blog

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

Major Move by Boeing to Secure Service Parts Revenue Control

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Boeing Makes Senior Executive Moves Including Corporate Supply Chain Management

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Aerospace manufacturer Boeing announced some senior executive moves on Friday, two of which Supply Chain Matters views as positive, including the recognition of supply chain management at the Executive Council level. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Transformation Boeing Supply Chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Delay Encountered in Initial Delivery of A320neo

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Last week, commercial aerospace manufacturer Airbus indicated that it would not be able to meet a program milestone, namely customer delivery of the first A320neo aircraft by the end of 2015. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Airbus A320neo supply chain Airbus supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

United Technologies Announces Manufacturing Cost Reduction Initiative

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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.

China Declares Entry into Commercial Aircraft Engine Design and Manufacturing

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Aerospace Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Aero Engine Corp. As Supply Chain Matters blog readers are aware, one of our objectives in providing supply chain management focused education is to point out and reference significant industry milestones that we believe should be monitored.

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.

Pratt and Whitney Supply Chain Challenges Now Even More Visible

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Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in Detail- Part Three

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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.

General Electric Continues with Aggressive Investment Plans

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Bombardier Announces Additional Headcount Reductions

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Boeing Appoints New Senior Executive for Commercial Aircraft Group

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Airbus and Boeing Both Declare Another Year of Outstanding Performance

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Both Airbus and Boeing declared that they each exceeded operational targets for 2015, however, the supply chain ecosystems for each of these aerospace manufacturers again have continual challenges to perform even better and with more agility in the months to come.

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Airbus and Boeing Shipment and Orders Performance for the First Quarter

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Across commercial aerospace supply chains the quarterly shipment and order booking results for both Airbus and Boeing are of high interest. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management aerospace industry supply chain challenges Airbus supply chain Boeing Supply Chain commercial aircraft industry supply chain challenges Supply chain Matters blog

Public-Private Partnerships Key to Improving Cross Border Security

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What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

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I spread my Supply Chain wings at an Aerospace company and since Aerospace and Defense is a key vertical market for Kinaxis, the recent Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace & Defense report was downloaded on my laptop to read on my next flight.

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.

Boeing Initiates Multi-Billion Long-Term Supply Agreement for Carbon Fiber Composite

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A prime example is provided in aerospace industry as Boeing has just announced a memorandum of agreement with Japan’s Toray Industries for long-term supply of carbon fiber composite material. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Boeing 777X supply chain Boeing 787 supply chain Boeing Supply Chain sourcing and procurement strategy strategic supply agreements Supply chain Matters blog

A Blunt Statement from Airbus’s CEO Regarding Cabin Equipment Suppliers

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In a mid-December posting, Supply Chain Matters called attention to a media report indicating that a component shortage within the commercial aerospace sector that was suspected of causing delayed shipments of brand new Airbus and Boeing airplanes. According to this Bloomberg report, France based Zodiac Aerospace, a supplier of upscale lie-flat airline seats was struggling […].

Airbus Announces Corporate Restructuring and Headcount Reductions with Some Supply Chain Management Implications

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Good and Not So Good News: When All Eyes are Focused on Your Supply Chain

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2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Supply Chains

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Airbus Officially Opens its U.S. Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Presence

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There was a noteworthy development for the commercial aerospace sector earlier this week, as Airbus officially opened it’s first-ever U.S. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Airbus A320 supply chain Airbus supply chain Airbus U.S. manufacturing facility. The other twist to this story was that the new facility was original conceived to produce air tanker aircraft for the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

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Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with Supply Chain Matters provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as […].

Keeping the automotive industry growing during the truck driver shortage

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