Purchasing & Logistics

4 Shipping Tips To Cut Cost On Your Next Asset Repair

4 Shipping Tips To Cut Cost On Your Next Asset Repair

Let's face it, shipping aircraft parts to and from your facility is vital for your aircraft maintenance planning initiatives. But without a clear plan, money could be leaking out in unexpected places.

Who likes wasteful spending? Not me and I can bet you don't either.

Think about how much you spend and ask yourself how excited you would be if you could reduce this cost by 25%. Is that possible?

7 Ways Repair Management Can Simplify Your Life

7 Ways Repair Management Can Simplify Your Life

Dealing with the repair of your aircraft spare components can be in large, a waste of your time.

If you suffer from exhaustion because the communication between you and the 20+ repair shops you deal with is poor, you're not alone.

Manpower and time are scarce, so why go chasing the world for a simple update? You need communication, delegation, and deliberation. It's difficult to achieve this alone.

I have good news for you.

Repair management is one of the best

3 Painful Reasons To Re-Evaluate Your Aircraft Component Repair Strategy

3 Painful Reasons To Re-Evaluate Your Aircraft Component Repair Strategy

We've all been there when the dreaded phone begins to ring. You anxiously wait as you look at the caller id.

A brief thought comes to mind, should I pick it up? Or should I let it go to voice-mail?

You ponder the thought of ignoring it.

Instead, you cautiously pick up the phone.

“Hello."

It’s your boss, the VP of Maintenance and Engineering, and he’s unhappy about the current spending.

He’s beginning to feel the pressure from your CFO.

Repair costs have doubled and they're now taking more time to process, meaning more people must get involved.

5 Maintenance Check Blog Posts You Must Read Today

5 Maintenance Check Blog Posts You Must Read Today

Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned professional,  you know that maintenance checks can be challenging.

But they don’t have to be.

There’s an easier way, a way you can make every maintenance check simpler and faster.

Keep reading and find out how you can save time and money while avoiding costly delays and managing unforeseen complications on your next maintenance check.

Check out Skylink’s top 5 blog post on maintenance check kitting.

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

Your aircraft is in the hangar. The clock is ticking. Tic. Toc. Tic. Toc.

Each second that passes, your stress builds. It’s a lot of pressure. From the 50 - 150 rotables, expendables, and consumables you need to sourcing, processing, chasing, and tracking. It’s all on you. What are you going to do about it?

Without a plan, you’ll be sure to waste time and money. And maybe from the experience, you’ll get a nice little ulcer as a trophy of how stressed you were.

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.

 

The Art of Planning

The Art of Planning

 Bimba Jayawardena, Manager - Procurement and Logistics at FITS Aviation

With 6 years in supply chain management and 12 years in research and development hands on experience, she’s a powerhouse in the industry. She is now a  Manager of Procurement and Logistics at FITS aviation. She’s responsible for providing total procurement and logistics services. 

Being a purchasing manager comes with a lot of responsibilities. You have to seek reliable vendors, negotiate prices...the list goes on.

Sometimes a part arrives damaged, you ordered the wrong part, or a supplier doesn’t honor the price they promised you.  

Sometimes you feel like these problems are tornados that keep disrupting your path to success.

The Painful Material Lessons of a Growing Fleet

The Painful Material Lessons of a Growing Fleet

Is your fleet growing? Do you feel prepared?

Scrambling to resolve AOGs, running out of money, and not having enough time to do everything are clear signs, you're having growing pains.

It's those pains you feel deep in your chest. Like a 2-ton brick pressing down on your core.

On one hand, it's great your fleet is growing. On another, it's causing you tension. I like to think of as a puzzle. You need to scope the landscape and then begin laying down your puzzle pieces.

7 Aircraft Consumable Secrets Every Buyer Should Know

7 Aircraft Consumable Secrets Every Buyer Should Know

Have you been AOG for bolts? What about bearings and wire?

You live in a world where fast paced and stress is how you get things done.

And since your product is flying close to the speed of sound, fast paced is an understatement.

Grounded aircraft and poor planning are a sure shot to lose money.

5 HAZMAT Tips When Purchasing Aircraft Material

5 HAZMAT Tips When Purchasing Aircraft Material

Do you often purchase aircraft material that's dangerous goods?

Have you ever experienced a delay? An issue? Or even working with others who can't ship HAZMAT?

Maybe you even received HAZMAT material that shipped with the wrong paperwork, had poor packaging, the cargo carrier bumped your shipment, or you had no idea it was HAZMAT.

The list of potential problems is endless. But more importantly...