The Benefits of Working with Aerospace Manufacturers Offering Parts Program Management Solutions
As contract aerospace manufacturers are producing more complex components, they are not only handling initial machining, but also the entire parts program for a specific component. Effectively managing parts programs requires a contract manufacturer that have a variety of business processes and technologies in place, as well as the experience to effectively utilize them in support of the customer. The contractor must understand the factors that are most important to their client, such as cost control, responsiveness to forecasting, continuous improvement, and deliver services that support their goals.
One such service is demand management. Contract aerospace manufacturers capable of managing parts programs understand how to utilize ERP systems and tools like Kanban to effectively forecast demand. This allows for efficient production scheduling, which can reduce lead times and support goals like just-in-time (JIT) which can optimize cash flow for clients.
Logistics coordination is another important factor in program management. This can include anything from setting up a vendor-managed inventory to coordinating third party logistics overseas with custom management. Aerospace manufacturers that are skilled and experienced in managing logistics can ensure that parts are delivered to clients on time, keeping production or maintenance schedules on track.
The most important factor in parts program management, however, is still the quality of components. Contract aerospace manufacturers that have effective quality control and quality assurance processes in place can be relied on to provide a variety of services that can benefit their clients. Being able to trust a contractor on first article inspections and production part approval processes can reduce the burden on your engineering staff, shortening the time between prototyping and production.
Intrex Aerospace is an AS9100C-cetified precision manufacturer with more than 20 years of experience in integrated logistics supply chain and parts program management. Our success in the industry is built on our ability to identify our clients’ goals and provide a range of machining and manufacturing services to support them. We’ve made strong capital investments in both our facilities, our system software and personnel, giving us the resources needed to consistently provide a higher level of service that is required from a successful contract aerospace manufacturers.
For more information on our company, and what sets us apart from other aerospace manufacturers, contact us today.