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November 24, 2016

Supply chain integration in aviation: AirSupply case study

Matching themes: aerospace, AirSupply, digital supply chain

Supply Chain Integration Challenges in Commercial AerospaceSupply chain integration is one of the key challenges in the commercial aviation industry. A new textbook titled „Supply Chain Integration Challenges in Commercial Aerospace. A Comprehensive Perspective on the Aviation Value Chain“, introduces successful approaches and strategies to manage these challenges. SupplyOn AirSupply is one of the solutions examined in this textbook.

Airlines, aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers have been confronted with fundamental challenges in the past few decades – with far reaching effects on their entire supply chains. From individual interiors and exteriors configuration to component development through to aftermarkets. These are the core issues of this book, analyzed by a series of industry and research experts and giving the reader a holistic view of not only the transformation drivers but also of past, current and future innovations.

AirSupply as a Best Practice for Supply Chain Integration

AirSupply is presented as one of the key examples of how solve the challenges of supply chain integration. The solution was developed by Su0pplyOn in cooperation with Airbus, Dassault, Safran and Thales, all leading manufacturers and suppliers of the European aviation and aerospace industry. AirSupply incorporates aerospace and defense supply chains within a single tool, therefore enabling maximum transparency throughout all central supply chain management processes. Bottlenecks can be recognized at an early stage, inventory optimized, on-time delivery improved and customer satisfaction increased.

This book was published by Johannes Walter from the Institute for Production Management (IPM) and Dr. Klaus Richter, Chief Procurement Officer at Airbus Group. It will be released in mid-December 2016 and can be ordered on Amazon.


Arvid Holzwarth

Sales and Consulting Manager Aerospace

As Manager Consulting, I am committed to provide the very best service possible to our existing aerospace customer base. Our customers should not just get good support with their existing projects. Our goal is to also support them with excellent assistance for the new challenges which they face, in order to get the problems resolved. In addition to using social media with state-of-the-art communications technology, I put emphasis on maintaining personal relationships with my business partners – during trade fairs, meetings with customers and visits to their company locations. In my blog, I focus primarily on aerospace trade fairs and meetings with customers.

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