How Did the Aerospace Supply Chain Get So Bad?

And What Can Be Done To Improve It.


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The aerospace supply chain is like the weather: Everyone complains about it from time to time, but no one seems to know how to fix it. Necessary aircraft parts are often out of stock or awaiting production, while those that are available can be difficult to access due to distribution and delivery problems. The result is frustration for MROs and their clients, plus aircraft parked on the ground rather than earning money in the air.


“Poor supply chain management techniques introduce risk to the overall productivity and profitability of our industry,” said Daniel Adamski, Kellstrom Aerospace’s Executive Vice President of Distribution. “Ultimately, a poor supply chain affects our bottom line,” added Mark Longmuir, Vice President of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence at AMETEK MRO.


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