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. It reproduces the proven processes of the aerospace industry, such as proactive capacity planning, interactive fine-tuning of the delivery quantity and date, and the tracking of order and delivery status on a shared web platform.
The shared AirSupply industry 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.