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TEXTRON AVIATION

SPECIAL FOCUS

SUPPLYING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
By Walker Jaroch

aving the right parts and an adequately stocked
inventory is crucial to the success of any MRO, FBO
or other aviation service, but where those parts come
from, and how they get from point A to B, is of equal
consideration. On the supplier side, industry and
market trends, customer demands and technological
innovation are all pieces of the greater supply chain
and impact how requested inventory gets into the
hands of workers - often across the globe. For a
supplier, there's more at play than parts.
Giving the supply chain sector an examination,
Eric Young, AAR's vice president of OEM Solutions,
said current trends are positive.
"It's a healthy market for OEMs and aviation services. One trend we are seeing is more consolidation among OEMs and a lot of MRO capacity being
added," Young said. "More OEMs and service providers are building repair facilities to take advantage of
the increasing demand for MRO services. In regard
to OEM Solutions, with our capability to focus on
product lines and distribute throughout the world

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in many regions where OEMs are not specialized,
we are benefiting from increased spare parts consumption."
At Boeing Global Services, Ken Shaw, vice president of supply chain, said one of the larger trends
they're noticing is with customers and the way they're
interacting with the supply chain.
"We continue to live in an environment where
our customers expect us to meet our commitments,
improve our cycle times, drive affordable solutions
and bring innovative solutions to enhance their competitiveness. A few specific trends we see are around
data analytics - from supply and demand planning
all the way through repairs; we see customers exploring different ways to operate, including offloading
non-core operations and we see customers requesting more integrated solutions," Shaw described.
On the flipside, Kelly Palma of Business Aircraft
Consumables, Inc. (BAC) said one trend they've
noticed is in the way some suppliers are interacting with customers.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology November 2019

2020 Annual Directory
Build the Labor Pool
Maintenance Business in the APAC Region
Supplying the Supply Chain
Six Guiding Principles or Sustaining an Effective Safety Culture During Economic Downturns
Overdue for an Oil Change?
Another Year, Another Decade
Hiring Right for Cultural Fit
Do Your Homework
Ring in the New
Product Showcase
Advertisers' Index
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology November 2019 - Six Guiding Principles or Sustaining an Effective Safety Culture During Economic Downturns
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology November 2019 - Overdue for an Oil Change?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology November 2019 - Advertisers' Index
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