What The CEO Of Nok Airlines Thinks About Being Different - Patee Sarasin

What The CEO Of Nok Airlines Thinks About Being Different - Patee Sarasin

his post first appeared on NateAnglin.com. A place where Skylink's CEO talks about how to grow your mind, body, and career to make it in business and in life. 

There are 3 important life lessons you’ll learn from the most outspoken airline CEO in the world, Patee Sarasin.

I first met Patee...via email...when he was at Boeing's facility. A rather long trip from Thailand so you’re probably thinking, email? Really?

Yes. Email. Really!

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

Your aircraft is in the hangar. The clock is ticking. Tic. Toc. Tic. Toc.

Each second that passes, your stress builds. It’s a lot of pressure. From the 50 - 150 rotables, expendables, and consumables you need to sourcing, processing, chasing, and tracking. It’s all on you. What are you going to do about it?

Without a plan, you’ll be sure to waste time and money. And maybe from the experience, you’ll get a nice little ulcer as a trophy of how stressed you were.

Building Relationships with Vendors

Building Relationships with Vendors

Business is business. That’s the phrase that’s always thrown around.

But maybe it doesn’t have to be that way.

Even if it’s just saying hi to your employees on your way to the office, or asking them what issues they may be having in operations there is a human side to business. And that is the understanding that you’re working with actual people.

When you hire a supplier do you hire them for price? Or do you hire them because you actually like what their company puts out?

Is it all about money? Or credibility?

Fernando Maggiori from Air Panama shares his insight to the human side of business.

 

MAINTENANCE CHECK KITTING: WHAT IT IS, THE BENEFITS, & HOW TO USE IT

MAINTENANCE CHECK KITTING: WHAT IT IS, THE BENEFITS, & HOW TO USE IT

If you’re not using maintenance check kits you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. An opportunity to save time, money, and even your sanity.

But it's quite possible you lost that a long time ago.

Whatever it is, let me show you how to use maintenance check kits to your advantage.

4 Common mistakes in HAZMAT Shipping

 4 Common mistakes in HAZMAT Shipping

Will there ever be a day where you and HAZMAT get along? Maybe.

Actually, it’s completely possible. If you learn how to stay compliant with it.  

You’ll be shocked how easy it is to fall out of compliance, or maybe you’ve already dealt with the hassle of it.

We’re all human and mistakes happen, but if you’re aware of them beforehand you’ll have less of a chance to make them.

The Art of Planning

The Art of Planning

 Bimba Jayawardena, Manager - Procurement and Logistics at FITS Aviation

With 6 years in supply chain management and 12 years in research and development hands on experience, she’s a powerhouse in the industry. She is now a  Manager of Procurement and Logistics at FITS aviation. She’s responsible for providing total procurement and logistics services. 

Being a purchasing manager comes with a lot of responsibilities. You have to seek reliable vendors, negotiate prices...the list goes on.

Sometimes a part arrives damaged, you ordered the wrong part, or a supplier doesn’t honor the price they promised you.  

Sometimes you feel like these problems are tornados that keep disrupting your path to success.

5 Aircraft Parts That Are Dangerous Goods In Disguise

5 Aircraft Parts That Are Dangerous Goods In Disguise

Dealing with HAZMAT is a pain. I’m sure you’re even rolling your eyes thinking about it. But you know what’s worse?

Finding out that you have an AOG because one of your cargo items was mislabeled. Even worse than that?

You didn’t even know it was a HAZMAT material to begin with.

Now both time and money is being wasted.

But this happens all the time, and even the most experienced shippers can overlook dangerous goods because they’re just so damn sneaky.

Luckily there’s a solution.

All you have to do is know what to look for and how to tackle it.

The Painful Material Lessons of a Growing Fleet

The Painful Material Lessons of a Growing Fleet

Is your fleet growing? Do you feel prepared?

Scrambling to resolve AOGs, running out of money, and not having enough time to do everything are clear signs, you're having growing pains.

It's those pains you feel deep in your chest. Like a 2-ton brick pressing down on your core.

On one hand, it's great your fleet is growing. On another, it's causing you tension. I like to think of as a puzzle. You need to scope the landscape and then begin laying down your puzzle pieces.

7 Aircraft Consumable Secrets Every Buyer Should Know

7 Aircraft Consumable Secrets Every Buyer Should Know

Have you been AOG for bolts? What about bearings and wire?

You live in a world where fast paced and stress is how you get things done.

And since your product is flying close to the speed of sound, fast paced is an understatement.

Grounded aircraft and poor planning are a sure shot to lose money.

5 HAZMAT Tips When Purchasing Aircraft Material

5 HAZMAT Tips When Purchasing Aircraft Material

Do you often purchase aircraft material that's dangerous goods?

Have you ever experienced a delay? An issue? Or even working with others who can't ship HAZMAT?

Maybe you even received HAZMAT material that shipped with the wrong paperwork, had poor packaging, the cargo carrier bumped your shipment, or you had no idea it was HAZMAT.

The list of potential problems is endless. But more importantly...