Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) businesses are set to witness huge growth over the next few years. However, aviation companies that provide those services are navigating an uncertain landscape. In order to grow, they have to capitalize on new opportunities coming from the MRO (maintenance repair operation) supply chain, while dealing with key challenges.
There are many MRO supply chain challenges that aviation companies need to prepare for
A large variety of spare parts need to be planned and managed. Aviation companies need to know what to keep in stock, how much and where to hold the inventory (at which station/ hangar), how to manage inventory effectively while meeting aviation standards (A Check, C Check). They need to identify the best practices, how to minimize the number of AOG (aircraft on the ground) events, and how to reduce Carry Over events. They may lack inventory while having surplus stock. They need to know when and how to get rid of excess stock (how to quantify its economic value).
Aviation companies need to identify best practices of aeronautical inventory planning, the right tools for the MRO plan of the hangar and workshops, key indicators of the supply chain, and how to effectively design an aerospace warehouse that meets aviation requirements and standards. They need to know how to correctly manage the Rotables or Consumables inventory and how to enforce the manufacturer or external MRO repair warranty.
C&G provides the following benefits: Reduced AOG events, improved Fill Rate, and reduced supply chain costs (per flight hour).