The basis for standardized SCM processes in the aerospace industry
Companies from the aerospace industry rely more than ever on a perfectly functioning supply chain. After all, the production processes involved are highly complex. An end product such as a long-haul aircraft comprises around 4 million individual parts – 70 percent to 80 percent of which are provided by external suppliers. The material requirements and ordering processes are equally complex, too, and need to be closely coordinated with suppliers. SupplyOn’s AirSupply solution provides optimal support for collaborative SCM processes between customers and suppliers. The solution reproduces the established processes used by the aerospace industry on a shared web platform.
How does AirSupply work?
AirSupply supports foresighted capacity planning, interactive fine tuning of delivery quantities and delivery dates, order and delivery status tracking and the Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) consumption-controlled logistics concept. The shared AirSupply sector platform optimizes not only the working relationship between the manufacturer and suppliers but also communication with suppliers in the downstream supply chain. The resulting end-to-end data flow over several levels of the supply chain creates more stable supply chains by permitting early identification of and reaction to impending shortages. This film shows you exactly how AirSupply works.
More details of the collaborative processes
The development of AirSupply can be traced back to an initiative to standardize processes and data formats within the European aerospace industry known as BoostAeroSpace. This company was founded by the Airbus Group, Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales in order to manage a range of online services, with AirSupply covering supply chain management. The strategic aim is to increase the competitiveness of the European aerospace and defense industry by increasing collaboration and communication between suppliers and customers.