Supply Chain Management
It is the mission of thyssenkrupp Aerospace to shape the future of the materials supply chain.
We can do this thanks to the combination of our materials experience and supply chain and digital control tower services. Intelligently linking our materials distribution business and supply chain services means we can meet the changing needs of our customers and make your supply chain flexible, resilient, and transparent.
Our experts can handle everything from consumption forecast and inventory optimization, parts receipt and technical inspection, through to delivery at the point of assembly. All operations are managed through our digital supply chain, which is fully compliant to the strictest industry requirements (EN/AS9100). Our value-added services such as sub assembly and kitting, JIS /JIT, MRO services, supplier management, and technical procurement can help streamline an already complex supply chain.
In an industry with a highly complex supply chain, it helps to have a truly global presence. We are where you need us to be. We operate from 44 sites in 22 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and North Africa. More than 3,500 customers rely on our supply chain management and logistics services worldwide.
tkA successfully manages aerospace programs that comprise complex, multi-partner, multi-tier global supply-chains. We are the industry leader in maximizing efficiency, managing and delivering materials and parts exactly where and when needed. tkA’s core area of expertise is in the management of material supply-chains and adding value through additional data management, processing and logistics services.
The benefits of our approach:
Our global presence, as well as our expertise in the procurement of raw materials, means we are in an unrivalled position to secure the right materials for our clients. We have the largest stock of aerospace materials in the industry, with over 250,000 square meters of warehouse and production space.
Reducing logistics costs
With our enormous warehouse space, we offer our customers the option of storing inventory on their behalf, before kitting and delivery on a just-in-time-basis to the customer’s point of use. This saves time and money.
Clear information and transparency
Our digital control tower services are designed to increase transparency in the materials supply chain, improve information flows and therefore increase end-to-end efficiency.
Time saving & efforts
Our customized supply chain management and control tower services result in reduced costs for our customers by saving overhead and labor costs, reducing inventory burden, eliminating wasteful processes, and improving purchasing leverage from an expanded supplier base.
Innovative logistics and supply chain management
We have merged our digital, supply chain, and logistics capabilities with our longstanding experience and knowledge of materials, warehousing and processing. This strategic and innovative shift in our core business—supplying materials—has made us a leading provider of customized supply chain services.
Reports & analytics
We are fully leveraging industry 4.0 digital technologies and utilizing data ecosystems to produce real-time, in-depth reports so that our customers have full visibility into material flows along the supply chain without having to manage every transaction.
Demand forecast based on AI
We closely collaborate with our customers to create shared data ecosystems. We then feed this data in an AI-powered control tower, which leads to higher inventory and stock processing accuracy, and optimized order management.
Optimization of inventory along the supply chain
By intelligently linking our materials distribution business and supply chain services we are strongly positioned to provide just-in-time and just-in-sequence delivery services. This range of expertise means we can fulfill your changing needs and make the supply chain flexible, resilient, and transparent.