...that only around 15% of the materials acquired to manufacture an aircraft are actually used?
The so-called buy-to-fly ratio indicates the ratio between material inputs and outputs. In the aerospace industry, the majority of the materials acquired to make an aircraft end up as scrap. This is the result of inefficient processes along the supply chain and poor forecasting.
At thyssenkrupp Aerospace, our objectives are always to maximize quality and minimize scrap in all our processing services. By using smart processes such as nesting, we aim to keep your costs low, the quality of our materials high, and environmental impacts as low as possible.