material planning

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.

Learn How To Be An Effective Aircraft Material Buyer In 5 Minutes Or Less

Learn How To Be An Effective Aircraft Material Buyer In 5 Minutes Or Less

Do you purchase aircraft material like it was 1995?

You throw out an offer ($$$), cross your fingers, and hope for the best.

You say to yourself, I know it’s 5% of the quoted price but let’s give it a good ‘ole try.

And try you do...

11 Common Aircraft Inventory Mistakes & How To Resolve Them

11 Common Aircraft Inventory Mistakes & How To Resolve Them

Inventory. It’s your best friend and worst enemy. Done right, it’ll give you what you want when you want it. Done wrong, it’ll waste time and money. Here are 11 common inventory mistakes you’re making and some tips to help you resolve them…

4 Common Mistakes All Material Buyers Make

4 Common Mistakes All Material Buyers Make

Have you ever made a bad buying decision? Of course your have. You’re human. It’s frustrating, stressful and a waste of time, money and resources. You might not even know you’re making mistakes. You think everything is working perfectly. But secretly, everything's a mess. You’ve created a “bad” habit and habits are hard to breakHere’s a list of the mistakes and what you can do about them.

How to Handle AOGs: An Airline's Perspective

How to Handle AOGs: An Airline's Perspective

You're no stranger to an AOG. You despise them. They make you sweat. They make you mad. They may even make you cry. No matter how much work engineers and technicians put on the aircraft, or how much time you spend planning, AOGs still occur. There’s no luck involved. They’ll happen and we’ll need to fix it. I recently saw an AOG for a slow moving, non-stocked expendable. Anything is possible. It’s madness I tell you!

How To Solve Your Money Problems With Aircraft Material Planning

How To Solve Your Money Problems With Aircraft Material Planning

Why plan? It’s unnecessary. It takes too much time and you have very little time and money. But, if you plan your aircraft material needs right, you'll get back both.

So what’s holding you back? Is it the hundreds of emails flooding your inbox? Is it the pressure? Is it the non-stop, drop everything AOGs sucking the life out of your day?

That's fair. But since 23% of your direct maintenance costs go to components, it's an important topic.