More Supply Network Challenges for Commercial Aerospace- Enter Arconic

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters once again focuses on commercial aerospace industry supply networks ever-growing and more challenging scale-up needs. As an industry supply chain management observer, we continue to find such developments somewhat disappointing.

Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success. Aerospace and defense supply chain pain points. But the ability to scale is a critical capability to supply chain success. Supply chain complexity.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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 […].

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. The one prediction remaining is our final Prediction Ten, which for each year, dives into what we foresee as unique industry-specific supply chain challenges or environments for the coming year.

Major Blast Occurs at Zodiac Aerospace Fabricated Material Plant

Supply Chain Matters

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.

The Competitive Race Within Aerospace is Manufacturing and Supply Chain Execution

Supply Chain Matters

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

Evidence of Changing Customer Dynamics in Aerospace Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

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

Alcoa’s Strategic Positioning within Commercial Aircraft and Aerospace Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In the prior Supply Chain Matters commentary, we reflected on some current commercial aircraft industry developments from the lens of product demand reflected by the building voice of the industry’s most influential customers. 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.

United Technologies Deal to Acquire Collins Changes Aerospace Industry Dynamics

Supply Chain Matters

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.

A Report of Supplier Squeeze Practices Occurring Within Aerospace Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

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

Supply Chain Matters

While Supply Chain Matters continues on its last week of summer break, news developments impacting various industry and global supply chains obviously continue. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Airbus supply chain Boeing Supply Chain GE Aerospace supply chain Precision Castparts Supply Chain Matters blog

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

Supply Chain Matters

Yesterday, 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. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Bombardier C-Series aircraft supply chain Bombardier supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

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. Under this agreement, Alcoa will supply advanced nickel-based […]. 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

Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor had the opportunity to review our Supply Chain Matters blog readership analytics for all of 2018 and can now sh are our ten most popular blog commentaries during the year. Supply Chain Matters Coverage of Oracle OpenWorld 2018- Summary Impressions , October 26, 2018.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

Infographic: Zodiac Aerospace, Factory Fires and Supply Chain Risk

Elementum

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? Take a look at our infographic, which examines the impact of factory incidents on supply chains.

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow Just a quick post to share some research courtesy of Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights LLC. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense. Complimentary report courtesy of Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights LLC.

Another Aerospace Trade Show and More Orders: Is This a Cause for Additional Concern?

Supply Chain Matters

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. In its reporting, the Wall Street Journal crowned Airbus as beating rival Boeing for air show bragging rights but the more important headline is the growing backlog of orders that industry supply chains must respond to.

Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters Blog provide our annual ten predictions concerning industry and global supply chains for the coming year. We have maintained this tradition since the founding of this blog in 2008 and it continues to be quite popular with our readers and clients.

Boeing Finalizes Strategic Supply Agreement with Key Japan Based Aerospace Providers

Supply Chain Matters

Thirteen months ago, Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to the news that Boeing had reached a preliminary agreement to extend partnerships with a group of key Japan based suppliers to provide major structural components of the newly planned 777x aircraft. ShinMaywa Industries Supply chain Matters blog

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

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams continue to work on achieving 2016 year-end strategic, tactical, operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, this is the opportunity for Supply Chain Matters to reflect on our prior 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published just before the start of the year.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Space Logistics and Supply Chain.

Bombardier Recruits Chief Procurement Officer and Centralizes Supply Chain Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

Since 2010, Supply Chan Matters has provided specific commentaries related to the global supply chain challenges of Canada based Bombardier. 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 […].

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

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our Supply Chain Matters series outlining in more detail, 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as well as helping our readers and clients to prepare supply chain management and […].

Boeing Production Head is Confident of Supply Chain Wide Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

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.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. Five months of analysis.

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

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters commentary has a theme, let’s call it a good news- not so good news theme. When I deliver presentations on supply chain management topics, […]. Be warned that its length is somewhat longer because it represents a Research and Consulting Advisory that I felt should be shared with our blog readers.

Report Card on Supply Chain Matters 2014 Global and Industry Supply Chain Predictions- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our series of postings reflecting on our 2014 Predictions for Global and Industry Supply Chains that we published in December of last year. After we conclude the scorecard process, we will then unveil our 2015 annual projections for industry supply chains. Our research arm, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group has published annual predictions since our founding in 2008.

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design

Cerasis

The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. This is thanks in part to our unraveled supply chain, linking subsections like maintenance and repair with metalworking and avionics. 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.

Airbus Evaluating a Further A320 Supply Chain Ramp-Up

Supply Chain Matters

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

GE’s Restructuring Presents Added Technology and Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain matters focuses on technology and supply chain challenges for GE Digital and GE Aviation business units as well as the Predix IoT and Industrial Internet enablement platform. General Electric is embarking on a broad corporate restructuring.

Video of How the Supply Chain Indeed Matters in Today’s Commercial Aircraft Industry Ramp-up

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has featured a number of blog commentaries highlighting the various supply chain management accomplishments and challenges related to the commercial aircraft industry. 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 […].

Highlights of Airbus’s Digital Control Room for Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters

As noted in our previous commentary, Supply Chain Matters has featured a number of blog commentaries highlighting the various supply chain management accomplishments and challenges related to the commercial aircraft industry. Current unprecedented, multi-year customer order backlogs for new aircraft are having an effect on the entire aerospace industry supply chain ecosystem.

The Effects of Hurricane Matthew Are Yet to Unfold for Multi-Industry Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

I am penning this Supply Chain Matters blog commentary on Friday morning as Hurricane Matthew continues to make its way up the Florida coast. Aerospace Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption assessing supply chain risks Effects of Hurricane Matthew independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk