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You sit there staring at your computer screen.
This brief pause helps you from pulling out your hair and screaming.
Dealing with stress at work is feels like a gentle punch to the face and a knee to the stomach. It hurts. It’s painful. And it leaves a bruise.
Each stressful blow knocks you down. Some days it’s hard to get back up.
In the world of aircraft maintenance, it’s AOGs, order issues and unreliable vendors. Or maybe it’s your boss putting piles of paperwork on your desk.
Do you purchase aircraft brakes? Of course, you do. Whether you purchase, exchange, or repair brakes, a lot of time and money is spent managing this critical component. The total MRO demand for aircraft wheel and brakes in 2019 is $2,500,000,000. How much you spend is in there somewhere…
In the aircraft part repair world, your MRO should be your ally.
Your ally, or your partner, should be there to make the process as easy as possible for you. To really be effective, they should give you options to save you money, work around issues when they arise and lower your turn-around times.
Everyone thinks they have great customer service.
Have you had a vendor that never answered your emails? Or, worse, one that locked you into a contract but now won’t take your calls?
When it comes to delivering excellent service, MROs are from Mars.
Is your repair partner telling you everything you need to know?
When you get quotes for your aircraft part repair, you’ll often get a single bundle quote. It’s just a rate. Pay it or leave it.
What if you could provide your own piece parts to lower the cost? What if you could use an unserviceable unit, and cannibalize it for parts? What if there was a better option, that had your best interests at heart?
MROs lack transparency.
Does it drive you crazy when a repair station makes excuses about your repair order?
You’ve sent your aircraft part/s in for repair, yet you spend more time than you’d like trying to get a valid update.
You have to call, email, and follow-up to get status on your repair work order. Once you get a hold of someone, the reply sounds like…
You’ve been there….
when your MRO is really stringent on their processes and procedures that they have very little wiggle room on how things get done.
Yes, quality is incredibly important but it doesn’t always help you solve your problems or meet your operational goals.
One of the top qualities in an MRO that makes them a unicorn is the trait of flexibility.
It’s a hidden treasure. Flexibility is often very difficult to find… but when you do, it’s golden.
Of course, policies and procedures have their place, and in many cases they’re there for a good reason.
But not if it hinders getting your job done the fastest, most affordable way possible.