More Supply Network Challenges for Commercial Aerospace- Enter Arconic

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Supply Chain Matters once again focuses on commercial aerospace industry supply networks ever-growing and more challenging scale-up needs.

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. These heavy-duty robots play a key role in many manufacturing processes, ensuring uniformity and safety. Manufacturing

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Supply Chains

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Additive manufacturing Aerospace Supply Chain Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management 2017 predictions CFM International supply chain challenges within commercial aerospace supply chains Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog Pratt & Whitney supply chain supply chain management industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog

Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

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by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. As air travel demand soars, aircraft equipment manufacturers continue to innovate in areas like jet engine fuel efficiency, navigation technology and materials science.

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

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

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Commercial aircraft industry eyeballs were focused on this week’s Paris Air Show, a biannual event with enormous significance to major aircraft manufacturers and their respective supply chain partners. Each event is a competition as to which manufacturer walks away with bragging rights to the most landed customer orders or most buzz regarding a new […].

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

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The first is a major acquisition involving a precision parts manufacturer. 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.

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

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. Just this past year, military funding for aircraft reduced leading aircraft manufacturers to shift their attention towards commercial aircraft.

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

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But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. Manufacturing

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. manufacturing facility. Air Force, but has been re-purposed for commercial aircraft manufacturing. […]. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Airbus A320 supply chain Airbus supply chain Airbus U.S. manufacturing presence Supply chain Matters blog

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

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If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries. . 20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading. Manufacturing manufacturing blogs

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

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Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

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China Declares Entry into Commercial Aircraft Engine Design and Manufacturing

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4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing.

GE Jet Engine Component Involved in Chicago Explosion Incident Had Manufacturing Flaw

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Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality American Airlines O'Hare Airport engine fire accident General Electric Aviation supply chain General Electric CF80 engine supply chain Supply chain Matters blogFor highly engineered performance products, product design along with sourcing and procurement teams are always attuned to component quality and performance trending or abnormal incidents.

United Technologies Announces Manufacturing Cost Reduction Initiative

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billion multi-year restructuring plan focused on structural manufacturing cost reduction within high-cost locations. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supplier Management aerospace industry supply chain challenges Pratt and Whitney supply chain product innovation Supply chain Matters blog United Technologies Corp Yesterday, United Technologies (UTC) at its Investor and Analyst Meeting announced a series of efforts to boast profitability. Included was a $1.5

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

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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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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.

Highlights of Airbus and Boeing Full Year 2018 Financial and Individual Supply Networks Operational Performance

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Both aerospace designers and manufacturers have now reported full year financial performance, the former at the end of last week. Boeing also reported what the manufacturer termed as “ record ” financial performance for 2018.

Altizon and a Key Strategic Partnership Announcement for Factory of the Future IoT Technology Support

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The Supply Chain Matters blogs highlights Internet of Things platform provider Altizon, and its recent partnership announcement with a prominent India based design engineering and manufacturing process development services provider for joint Factory of the Future development efforts.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

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Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.

RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers

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RFID, which usually comes in the form of a miniscule chip that utilizes radio waves in the identification and tracking of specific people, objects, tools or vehicles, offers a number of benefits to the manufacturing industry in general. RFID and IoT Providing Double Benefits for Automotive Manufacturers. Manufacturers who include RFID chips in their vehicles can make it possible for every dealership across the nation to enjoy the levels of efficiency and service as Fields.

Boeing Grounds Newly Designed 737 MAX Aircraft Over Engine Component Manufacturing Flaw

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Days before the scheduled first customer delivery of the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing had to suspend ongoing flight testing after being notified by supplier CFM of an engine component manufacturing problem. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality Supplier Management Supply Chain Disruption Boeing 737 MAX supply chain CFM International CFM International supply chain procurement challenges Supply chain Matters blog

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.

Report Indicates that Airbus Nearly Accomplished its 2018 Full Year Production Goal

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The reason is likely very obvious to many of our readers with seasoned manufacturing and supply chain management experience. Supply Chain Matters will feature a full commentary on both Airbus and Boeing 2018 operational performance once all the details are shared by each manufacturer. .

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General Electric Continues with Aggressive Investment Plans

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These past few weeks have been rather noteworthy for General Electric in terms of acquisitions, most of which point toward continued investment and leveraging of advanced technology for industrial manufacturing and transportation service’s needs. In late August, GE’s Transportation business unit announced its acquisition of ShipExpress, a provider of Cloud-based software that supports transportation, industrial […].

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.

First 3D Printed Commercial Jet Engine Part Certified for Operational Use

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified a 3D-printed manufactured part to operate within certain GE commercial jet engines. This week featured a significant announcement from General Electric, namely that the U.S. A blog commentary featured on the GE Reports site indicates that a fist-sized piece of silver metal that houses the compressor inlet temperature sensor inside […].

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Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing – Changing Future Supply Chains!

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All of this is creating an amazing amount of opportunity creating more efficient supply chains, new product types, de-centralized manufacturing schemes, and easier approaches to mass-customization. Additive manufacturing technologies have been changing approaches to design for years.

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

GE’s Restructuring Presents Added Technology and Supply Chain Challenges

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Additive manufacturing Aerospace Supply Chain Controlling Supply Chain Costs Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Internet of Things Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy GE Aviation supply chain General Electric Predix platform General Electric restructuring challenges Supply chain Matters blogGeneral Electric is embarking on a broad corporate restructuring.