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…
What’s one thing that will save you millions of dollars and months of your time?
Used Serviceable Material (USM).
Without them, you’d throw good money after bad, chase long, complicated lead times and get little OEM support, especially for older aircraft models.
That’s why this post is so crucial for you to read.
It’s a trend that has no foreseeable end, unless particular things happen within the aviation industry, of which, none exist.
The trend is, used serviceable parts are becoming more expensive and scarce.
Inventory is costly.
If you don’t have the back-end support you need, you’ll want to keep inventory on hand. It’s part of doing business. It’s your risk mitigation.
But if you do have the support you need, then inventory just becomes a burden. It’s also costly. You could have millions of dollars tied up in inventory that isn’t producing revenue for you.
What if you have multiple APUs in stock? Worse, what if you have more than you need?
You can’t purchase an APU without knowing the quality and still expect good results. Quality needs to be discussed and evaluated before you purchase.
There are a lot of aspects to quality, and they dictate everything from how much you spend to how long your lead times are…and how much stress you add to your workday.
A failure to properly purchase your APU can cost you thousands of dollars and hours of your time.
Between the financials, the POs, the chasing, the follow-up and all of the small details, there’s a lot to processing your APU purchases.
So what’s the best way to process your next APU?
Part number. Search. Mass RFQ. Repeat. By following this method, you’re leaving time and money on the table. Once you implement a few simple tips, you’ll streamline your APU sourcing process, making it more efficient, because at the end of the day you care about results.
Hydraulic leaks disrupt an operation. The words AOG screech everyone into a panic. A frenzy.
Maintenance and engineering teams are the best to fix these issues in the field, but with a little bit of planning, your trusted material supply chain can help offset these risks.
In this video, we tackle three incredibly simple strategies to help further reduce your risk of hydraulic issues, in the field.
If you want to explore the hydraulic leak fly-away-kit, check them out right here.
As an MRO provider or operator, ATA 25 is a juggling act of miscellaneous equipment and furniture flying at you.
A coffee maker is damaged and there’s no aftermarket availability -- nothing, “ready to go.”
Paying list price from OEMs is an option, but still unreliable on manufacturing times.
According to Inside MRO, “capacity is not strictly limited to production. Often, the bottleneck is with engineering, given the high degree of customization involved, especially for first- and business-class seating programs.”
So, what do you do?