Commercial Aerospace- Airbus and Boeing Report Q1-2019 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Supply Chains

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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.

Boeing Finalizes Strategic Supply Agreement with Key Japan Based Aerospace Providers

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Arconic- An Example of Commercial Aircraft Supply Network Weak Link Conflicts

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The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added highlights and perspectives toward commercial aerospace supply and demand networks, and the ongoing saga of key supplier Arconic. . .

Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Global Grounding- April 18 2019 Update

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As a follow-on to our prior April 3 update , Supply Chain Matters provides added highlights along with industry supply chain and product management perspectives relative to the ongoing global-wide grounding of the Boeing 787 MAX aircraft.

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

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More Developments Related to the Boeing 737 MAX Tragedies

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The WSJ report, citing informed sources, further notes that a software fix for the MCAS system had been planned in early January, but was delayed: “ partly over differences of opinion about technical and engineering issues.”

One Benefit of the Boeing 737 MAX Grounding- Added Design and Maintenance Checks

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The publication cites a knowledgeable source as indicating that Southwest removed one additional engine based on inspection findings.

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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Added Political Developments Related to Brexit Add to Uncertainties

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However, from our Supply Chain Matters lens, a longer extension that drags on the specifics of trade practice agreements among the UK , the EU , and other nations will invariably lead to the need for added, more definitive decisions related to production supply sourcing and distribution.

Supply Chain Matters Additional Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis

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All of these factors will be crucial for Boeing and indeed the commercial aerospace industry in moving beyond this crisis. aerospace industry as a whole and its longer-term competitiveness in producing technology-advanced and safe airplanes.

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 Announces Significant Commercial Aircraft Deal with China

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Breaking- Boeing to Temporarily Cutback on Monthly 737 Aircraft Production

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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

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

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 […].

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Industry Supply Chain Planning Related to Brexit Response Grow More Concerned, Along with the Implications

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With a mere nine weeks to-go before the March 29 th Brexit implementation date, it is becoming ever clearer that businesses large and small are exercising definitive supply chain management risk mitigation or alternative sourcing actions.

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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This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

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The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on a turbulent week of Brexit related developments and on the implications for multi-industry supply chain scenario disruption risk contingency planning.