SCM Aviation 2014

The automotive industry as a pacemaker for the global aviation industry?

The automotive industry as a pacemaker for the global aviation industry?

Jens Behre, Paul Mahlke, KPMG AG

The aviation industry will be facing a multitude of challenges in the coming decades. While the global volume of transported passengers and freight is rising continuously on the one hand, the regulatory conditions, particularly in ecological terms, are becoming ever more significant on the other. One of the megatrends which will influence the aviation industry and its supply chain most significantly is Globalization 2.0. Of course, ubiquitous issues such as the convergence of technologies, climate change and environmental pollution are at least equally important. With its ultimate focus on emerging markets, a main issue for the automotive industry is the localization and stabilization of suitable suppliers. The aviation industry is faced with a different challenge, as planes do not necessarily have to be built where they are sold. In the aviation supply chain, the main future issue will be identifying suppliers at global level that possess the necessary ability to innovate, flexibility and a high degree of adaptability, in order to be able to survive the competitive pressures of aircraft manufacturers.

Requirements for Accessing and Realizing Supplier Innovation

Requirements for Accessing and Realizing Supplier Innovation

Dr. Stefan Winter, Prof. Dr. Rainer Lasch, TU Dresden

Due to the ongoing trend of outsourcing and shorter innovation cycles, the importance of using innovation from suppliers has increased. By means of supplier innovation, companies can improve cost, quality, and timelines of their products. However, a company has to consider certain requirements for accessing and realizing supplier innovation. Recently, different requirements have been discussed by several authors. However, to be successful companies should pursue a comprehensive approach. This contribution provides a literature research about all identified requirements for supplier innovation and classifies them into different determined categories in order to provide an overview of the different aspects which have to be considered. Furthermore, the interactions between the categories of the requirements and their application are discussed to recommend actions for practice. By means of the implementation of the requirements companies can better exploit the innovation potential of suppliers in order to remain competitive and improve their market position.

A Survey of Disruptions in Aviation and Aerospace Supply Chains and Recommendations for Increasing Resilience

A Survey of Disruptions in Aviation and Aerospace Supply Chains and Recommendations for Increasing Resilience

Felix Treuner, Denis Hübner, Stephan Baur, Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner, ETH Zürich

Current developments in the aviation and aerospace industries have transformed the risk landscape, making supply chains vulnerable to disruptions. We present a survey identifying the major causes of supply chain disruptions in aviation and aerospace supply chains. The survey suggests that a supply chain risk management system is the most powerful tool to increase supply chain resilience. Hence we delineate a generic supply chain risk management system for the aviation and aerospace industry and present recommendations for a successful implementation.