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3 Direct Ways to Reduce Aircraft Line Maintenance Material Costs

3 Direct Ways to Reduce Aircraft Line Maintenance Material Costs

Getting the best price and product for your supply chain requirements

The aviation industry is experiencing tough market conditions. Many Official Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are finding themselves in a position where their gross margins have plateaued while suppliers are experiencing the opposite: gross margin increase.

This imbalance creates risk and disruption in the supply chain and organizations are now looking at best-practice solutions in reducing their aircraft line maintenance purchasing costs.

If You've Ever Lost Money Because of A New Supplier, Read This...

If You've Ever Lost Money Because of A New Supplier, Read This...

So, I remember when I needed to buy an INU for an aircraft maintenance project. But, I had a problem…
The d!@$ supplier never answered my call, my email, or my threats. Go figure. It was after we wired them the money. He disappeared. Gone. Vanished. 

Building Relationships with Vendors

Building Relationships with Vendors

Business is business. That’s the phrase that’s always thrown around.

But maybe it doesn’t have to be that way.

Even if it’s just saying hi to your employees on your way to the office, or asking them what issues they may be having in operations there is a human side to business. And that is the understanding that you’re working with actual people.

When you hire a supplier do you hire them for price? Or do you hire them because you actually like what their company puts out?

Is it all about money? Or credibility?

Fernando Maggiori from Air Panama shares his insight to the human side of business.

 

7 Things That Annoy Aviation Buyers & What To Do About Them

7 Things That Annoy Aviation Buyers & What To Do About Them

Buying is hard. You deal with constant demands: maintenance, coworkers, the unknown. Now throw in an AOG and chaos ensues. Despite everything you must do, you still have babysit your suppliers. There are things your supplier does that annoys you. They're human. Let's identify these top traits and find ways to correct them...