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Here's A Quick Way Dash 8 Operators Can Reduce Their Component Spend

Here's A Quick Way Dash 8 Operators Can Reduce Their Component Spend

In 2019, there's 985 active DHC8 aircraft in the world, with a yearly total component demand of $518,244,375.

That's $526,136.42 of components needed per aircraft per year, or $43,844.70 per month.

How will you reduce your total material costs and the time you spend planning for all this material?

3 Tips For Aircraft Material Buyers To Get Organized & Save Time

3 Tips For Aircraft Material Buyers To Get Organized & Save Time

As a supply chain professional, with a high volume of various tasks, being organized is exactly what you need.

If you don’t, orders will get lost, the material won’t arrive on time, you’ll waste hours of your week, and your operations total material costs will begin to rise.

If you’re in a situation where you’re sourcing aircraft material and processing purchase orders daily, here are some quick tips to help you get organized.

Do Your Habits Serve Or Sabotage You?

Do Your Habits Serve Or Sabotage You?

Does it ever feel like you've hit a wall in your attempts to receive better maintenance material support? I suggest that it's time to take a look at what you do regularly that's holding you back. There is a shortcut, a simple hack to be able to get more done, and I'm going to reveal it to you now.

The One Skill You Need When Purchasing Aircraft Parts

The One Skill You Need When Purchasing Aircraft Parts

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.

What A Shortage In Supply Chain Professionals Means For You

What A Shortage In Supply Chain Professionals Means For You

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.

3 Essential Tactics to Optimize Your APU Inventory

3 Essential Tactics to Optimize Your APU Inventory

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?

9 Things You Need to Know About APU Quality Before You Purchase

9 Things You Need to Know About APU Quality Before You Purchase

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.

5 Simple Hacks To Reduce Your Total APU Cost

5 Simple Hacks To Reduce Your Total APU Cost

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?

The Number One Reason Purchasers Fail When Buying Aircraft Material

The Number One Reason Purchasers Fail When Buying Aircraft Material

If the price is your only game, it’s a shame. Here's why.

Do you purchase aircraft material on a daily basis? 

If so, you may have a habit costing you hundreds of hours of your own personal time and thousands of your operations dollars every single year. 

This habit is what I call price over cost syndrome.

Part Two: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Supply Chain Management and Aircraft Line Maintenance

Part Two: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Supply Chain Management and Aircraft Line Maintenance

In my last blog, I looked at the impact of information sharing on supply chain management and how the changing requirements of airline operators will need to be met through adaptable aircraft line maintenance processes in the future.

It considered how new flights, such as Qantas’ Perth to London route, will raise questions over appropriate build and maintenance planning for buyers and suppliers. This was further identified by a recent Boeing article discussing the future of Dreamliner construction and the rise of technology.