Procurement & Delivery
Security of supply throughout the full duration of long-running manufacturing programs is essential. By providing Materials as a Service, thyssenkrupp Aerospace is able to offer these guarantees to our customers and we supply a number of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers under such agreements. Our expertise in materials, together with our experience of procurement, supply chain management and digital control tower services, means we deliver world-leading and consistent services. These include the following:
demand management – including the capability to electronically upload, manipulate and model customer forecasts item-by-item.
inventory management – including real-time monitoring of inventory, how it compares to customers’ forecast demands, and what is on order with suppliers. This ensures that stock coverage is constantly available. This process can be applied whether the inventory is owned by the customer or by thyssenkrupp Aerospace.
supplier management—including management of customer-negotiated contracts so we can monitor supplier performance and take corrective action where necessary.
multi-point delivery – either to different locations within customer-owned facilities or throughout the supply chain.
There are several benefits to this approach:
aggregation of full material demand and, as a result, the ability to buy materials economically
the application of consistent dedicated ‘lean’ processes for demand and inventory management
full visibility of the materials supply chain for OEMs and the elimination of shocks
consistent delivery performance