It’s not the price you pay, how business savvy you are, or how excellent your negotiation skills are. This is the MOST IMPORTANT skill you need when purchasing aircraft parts.
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…
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.
You’ve probably been in a situation before where you sent your aircraft part to a repair station, and what they told you wasn’t at all what they delivered. You were duped, and it’s a recurring theme. In this 6-minute video, I’ll go over the key questions you can ask to ensure you’re working with an honest partner.
Honesty and trust. It sounds so simple, but it rather complicated, especially if it’s a new relationship. If you can work with a repair partner who’s honest and you build a trust-based relationship, this can save you a lot of frustration. Here are three ways you can screen your repair partner and determine if they’re honest.
Do you dread sourcing and processing your aircraft part repairs? You have hundreds of options, but you may have been tricked into sending your parts in for repair only to find out the repair partner was unreliable. In this short video, I’ll introduce you to the series in which I’m going to teach you exactly what to look for when selecting your next repair partner.
Maintenance supply chain teams all over the world have a problem. For every graduate with supply chain “skills,” there are six positions to be filled. And it’s only going to get worse. It’s expected to increase to nine to one soon. If you rely on purchasing high-value or large volumes of anything, this is a troubling statistic.
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.
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.