How Ad-hoc Expendables Are Killing Your Biz...& You!

How Ad-hoc Expendables Are Killing Your Biz...& You!

It happened again.

Maintenance requested more expendables for a routine task card and yet again, you haven't dealt with the material since 1999.

Now, you have to go source and purchase this material. And more than likely, maintenance needed it yesterday.

The Easiest & Most Cost Effective Way To Manage Your Expendables

The Easiest & Most Cost Effective Way To Manage Your Expendables

Is processing your aircraft expendable orders like cleaning a toilet? 

It’s messy, time-consuming, and there are more productive things you could be doing. 

Likely!  

But whether you like it or not, these low value, high volume items are an important asset to your fleet. 

They’re crucial! 

Yet, they take up a ton of time. 

Why Are Expendables And Consumables So Hard To Manage?

Why Are Expendables And Consumables So Hard To Manage?

The email hits your inbox. 

You glance at the subject line and it reads “Need ASAP for XTY-123.” 

Maintenance is requesting material for this week’s project.

You anxiously open the document. 

It’s expendable and consumable material: 

  • 85 bolts
  • 950 pins
  • 247 o'rings
  • 5 switches
  • 6 quarts of sealant
  • An occasional rotable

The request is 100 line items. 

Some items you’ve never purchased, while others are high volume for you but your inventory level does not meet this maintenance need. 

And it’s not that you haven’t done this before. 

It’s just damn difficult. 

 

How Aeromar Airlines CEO, Andrés Fabre handles the challenges of leading an airline.

How Aeromar Airlines CEO, Andrés Fabre handles the challenges of leading an airline.

Andres Fabre had a vision. A vision of being the CEO of an airline.

But he wasn’t just born into the role. He had to work hard, create value and transform the people and operations around him.

He started his career in the heat, tossing luggage into carts.

After time, he noticed that wasn’t going to be enough. Not to be CEO. He had to create value for others. He had to WORK faster, harder, and longer.

Andres began to realize something…

29 Ways To Prepare For An Aircraft on Ground

29 Ways To Prepare For An Aircraft on Ground

When you hear the 3 letters, A-O-G, it makes you cringe

Your heart rate starts to race, your palms begin to sweat and you frantically think I-have-to-fix-this-now

AOG are stressful. But if you're prepared before the AOG, it’ll make your aviation life much easier.

The Undeniable Truth Of The QA Manual:  It's Boring & Ineffective Alone

The Undeniable Truth Of The QA Manual: It's Boring & Ineffective Alone

Quality Assurance manuals are boring. 

Most people skim or skip and don’t read it. And if they’re not reading it…it’s ineffective. 

The 100-page document is a snoozefest. A sleeper. A book that’ll knock you out from boredom in 5 seconds.

Care to dare this hypothesis? Test someone. See for yourself. 

It’s the cold hard truth. Yell and scream if you’d like. But the document itself isn’t engaging. It’s a sleeper. 

It needs help. It requires engaging training and coaching. We’ll dig into this in a minute. 

But right now…

5 Step Trace & Certification Process To Use On Every Purchase

5 Step Trace & Certification Process To Use On Every Purchase

Trace and certifications. 

Both topics are confusing.

What do you need, with what type of material, and when? 

Questions like these flood your brain. And you’re not alone. Many have the same misunderstandings of what is needed and when. 

Whether you were born as a Quality Assurance inspector, trained, or were just thrown into purchasing to “figure it out.”

Aircraft Part Certification Defined

Aircraft Part Certification Defined

Just like aircraft part trace, knowing what type of certifications you need is downright maddening. 

Every operation is different, making QA standards difficult to apply to everyone, in every country, in every operation. 

You spend hours sourcing and processing material orders to find out the certifications you received were wrong. 

It’s frustrating. And a big contributor to your material processing costs.

To help combat this, let’s define what the various certifications are and some quick tips to use with your trusted material advisor.