The Need for Demand Management in Aerospace Manufacturing
As an increasing amount of aerospace manufacturing is outsourced by tier-one companies, tier-two and tier-three aerospace machine shops are realizing that demand management is crucial to their success. A shop that can’t effectively allocate their assets and labor to meet various project deadlines can quickly cause delays that cost money and put projects behind schedule. To manage demand effectively, aerospace manufacturers can’t just be passive. They need to take an active role in predicting the demand of current contracts, assess their ability to take on new business and organize their workflow to ensure resources are used as efficiently as possible.
For these reasons, Intrex Aerospace works with a range of demand management tools to provide the best possible services to our clients. Through our Epicor ERP/MRP software, we can track customer forecasts and integrate with Kanban inventory management systems to anticipate demand in advance, reducing the amount of lead time needed to schedule component production. This helps Intrex maintain on-time delivery rates of between 95 to 100%, while meeting our clients’ needs for just-in-time orders that help control inventory costs.
Another advantage to choosing Intrex for an aerospace manufacturing project is that we can use our skills in demand management to deliver not just individual components, but turnkey product solutions. Through our association with Demmer Corporation, a leading defense and aerospace manufacturing company, we’re able to control all aspects of the aerospace manufacturing process, from materials sourcing through assembly and finishing. This reduces costs, lowers lead times and ensures that components are always in the hands of reliable manufacturers with ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications.
To learn more about the advantages of hiring an aerospace manufacturer that’s capable of advanced demand management, contact Intrex Aerospace today. We’ll be happy to provide a quote for any aerospace manufacturing project.