Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry


by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. Aerospace and defense supply chain pain points. A solution that supports all aerospace and defense specific planning parameters into demand, supply, inventory and capacity balancing.

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design


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. Sources of electromagnetic energy range from solar radiation to mundane electrical systems.

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries


Our third contract research paper is by James Wilkinson, focusing on aerospace contracts which typically entail a great deal of risk (as illustrated by the Boeing 737 MAX incident…). Risk in Aerospace and Defense Industries. The majority of aerospace projects are custom designed.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier


Accessing what’s beyond our globe has become an accepted source of socio-political promotion. Also included are critical materials such as fuel needed to support renewable energy sources within the spacecraft, oxygen to sustain life and spare parts that may be needed during the mission.

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


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's Vertical Leap: Where Will It Squeeze Suppliers Next?

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Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Aerospace & Defense Industrial Manufacturing All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. What could Boeing take in-house next? “It’s It’s bigger than what many people realize,” says Kevin Michaels, managing director of the consulting firm AeroDynamic Advisory. They’re reinventing the supply chain and there’s a lot more vertical integration to come.”

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A&D’s Ambitious Three-Year Timetable for Deploying Blockchain

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Aerospace & Defense All Technology Big Data/IOT Cloud SaaS & On-Demand Systems SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRMEighty-six percent of the A&D companies queried in the Accenture research say they expect to integrate blockchain into their corporate systems within three years. As part of an annual effort, Accenture surveyed 30 A&D companies, encompassing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as tier 1 and 2 suppliers.

Parts Are Not Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

A slight change within a function–in sourcing or manufacturing, or along the chain–can greatly impact the outcomes of cost, customer service, or working capital. The largest increase is in Aerospace and Defense (A&D). Let’s take a closer look at sourcing.

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. This was observed on a factory floor of a supplier producing an aerospace part designed twenty years earlier. Product development within the U.S.

Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science


The aerospace industry was an early adopter of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) which, as the name implies, involves reviewing as many components, assemblies, and subsystems as possible to identify failure modes and their causes and effects.

600 Dead in Bangladesh: Is there a soul to the enterprise?

Supply Chain View from the Field

A group of 30 MBA students this semester decided to “stress-test” the supply chain code of conduct behaviors of major companies in the retail, aerospace, chemical, and other industries. Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Sustainability News of the increasing death toll in Bangladesh continues to pour in, with the latest at 600 found dead in the rubble of the Rama factory complex.

Aeromart Toulouse, a 48h journey of insights


Gathering more than 1,300 companies from all around the world, Aeromart Toulouse 2018 confirmed its position as the global platform of the aerospace industry. From OEMs to tier-1/2/3 suppliers, through associations and governmental representations, all of the most important players of the aerospace community had the opportunity to enjoy the charm of the city of Toulouse while making business. It detailed how AirSupply can help aerospace SMEs to digitize their supply chain.

Thow Back Thursday: First Solar case study ‘First Solar & Kinaxis Killed the Excel Star’. A video worth remembering


Over 25 years of supply chain, customer service and warranty management experience, Shellie has a diverse industry background in contract manufacturing, aerospace including avionics, mechanical, repair and overhaul, global distribution, global contact centers and warranty management.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

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So we have spent lots of time digging into many discussion threads on Quora where some of the aerospace experts and current/previous employees of SpaceX make the comments. Another reason is that custom parts by aerospace suppliers are super expensive and it takes years to develop.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019


Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain


One of the biggest challenges facing automotive, aerospace and defense manufacturers is the limited shapes a part can be cut, molded or welded in. Big data can help in capturing structured and unstructured data from sources internal, as well as external, to the enterprise.

Why the supply chain should be more social

The Network Effect

Or a personal health situation arises like a batch of peanut butter becoming contaminated with salmonella or children’s toys being contaminated with lead paint, where the regulators have difficulty identifying the source of the problem several tiers upstream in the supply chain.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management


Source: Machine Learning – A Giant Leap for Supply Chain Forecasting, Material Handling and Logistics Conference (PDF, 28 pp., Source: Machine Learning & AI in Transport and Logistics, Frank Salliau & Sven Verstrepen Logistics Meets Innovation Vlerick Brussels – Nov.

Throw Back Thursday: Remembering ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ from Kinexions


Customers include the aerospace, surface mining, oil and gas and machine-tool industries. The challenge is becoming even more daunting as Kennametal moves into the developing world, its most promising source of new business. by Melissa Clow Kinexions is in 26 days!

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

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The source data for the analysis is public reporting of balance sheets and income statements. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over. This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016.

3 Prerequisites to a Modern Demand-Driven Supply Chain


For example, we helped Orbital ATK, an aerospace manufacturer of custom composite parts, connect over 100 individual data sources to collect data from more than 61,000 tags.

Does Your Company Have the ‘Right Stuff’ to Embrace Advanced Analytics?


I partially achieved that dream by becoming an Aerospace Test Engineer and working at Edwards Air Force Base where many of the early test flights by Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield, and other’s took place.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Arabian Aerospace.

How can Reputational Risk Originate in Your Supply Chain?

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You only have to look at the following statistics to see how much importance business leaders place on reputation risk: “Damage to reputation/brand” came at the top of the list of the top 10 risks in Aon’s 2017 Global Risk Management Survey ( Source ).

U.S. Defense Supply Chain 'Alarmingly' Reliant on China, Other Rivals

Material Handling & Logistics

military properly defend our nation if it can’t source what it needs from domestic sources — and instead must depend on potential adversaries for those materials? We know there's a problem. But will the White House and Congress actually do anything about it?

Life is complicated. Supply chain management shouldn’t be.


Instead, bring a little peace back into your life by harmonizing all that disparate data from multiple sources and legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and bringing it together in one solution.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain


An article in my local paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , had this interesting quote, “From aerospace to health care to consumer products to toys to medical devices, furniture … what I think you’re going to see is an explosion of use.”.

All Across Business, Chief Supply Chain Officers are on the Rise


First of all, the world is becoming more global, and the ability to manage a diversity of manufacturers and suppliers is a source of competitive advantage.

Boeing Barges Into Aircraft-Seat Business in Threat to Suppliers

Material Handling & Logistics

Boeing said the Adient Aerospace venture was prompted by seat production foul-ups and a capacity crunch that have delayed jet deliveries and frustrated airlines. s premium Polaris seats were slow to make their debut on the Boeing 777-300ER last year when Zodiac Aerospace fell behind schedule.

Manufacturing 4.0 in academia & practice: How SupplyOn contributed to the MIM 2019 conference


Big data analytics in the aerospace industry SupplyOn’s Big Data Workshop with great feedback and discussions Another highlight was the SupplyOn workshop on big data analytics and how this is being applied in Aerospace, to the benefit of the collaborating parties. More than 750 participants from 51 countries all over the world came to discuss the latest trends in Manufacturing 4.0

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


Due to 3D printers’ increased popularity in the engineering, aerospace, and metalworking industries, the cost of equipment began to drop. Many of these kind souls make their designs open-source and free for public use.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

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Aerospace and Defense. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

The company is a B2B Supply Chain Operating Network supporting the automotive and aerospace industries. In our research, discrete industries–aerospace, automotive, hi-tech, and semiconductor– rate themselves as performing better, being more proactive, and having greater alignment.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019


Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

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Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


But it’s gained new prominence with some engineering advances, as well as the imprimatur of Musk, who’s gained tons of press for successfully disrupting the online payment, aerospace , and automotive industries.

7 Pitfalls of Outsourcing and How to Avoid Them - SupplyChainOpz

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NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. 7 Pitfalls of Outsourcing and How to Avoid Them. Outsourcing is a very effective tool for companies of all sizes to cut costs. But when its done wrong, outsourcing can create the negative impact to the company.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

Supply Chain Insights

The source data for the analysis is public reporting of balance sheets and income statements. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over. This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016.