The Advantages of Consolidated Program Management in Aerospace Manufacturing
As aerospace manufacturing has become increasingly complex, many tier-1 manufacturers are relying more on contractor manufacturers for a larger portion of their production. Managing this increase of component parts can be easier for simple components requiring no special processing, but parts that necessitate multiple special processes, may require a higher level of process integration and scheduling. Fortunately, advances in supply chain technologies and greater integration make it possible to find a contractor capable of providing management of complex consolidated aerospace programs.
For this reason it’s important to select a contractor capable of handling high levels of vertical integration. Vertically integrated aerospace manufacturing firms generally work with a number of related companies that are capable of providing the special processing necessary for many aerospace components. They may also share supply chain management tools to help coordinate schedules to meet exacting delivery demands.
Companies offering consolidated program management need to be able to coordinate a wide range of processes from machining to finishing. Utilization of ERP/MRP systems can be a significant management tool and should be part of the consideration when selecting an aerospace manufacturing contractor. EDIs and e-Kanban are also good tools for aerospace manufacturing and evaluating a contract manufacturer’s experience with these systems is another effective way to analyze its abilities. Intrex Aerospace is proud to be an ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified aerospace manufacturer, as well as an affiliate of Demmer Corporation, a leading vertically integrated defense and aerospace manufacturing company. We’re proud to offer complete program management services that cover everything from engineering through assembly and kitting. We deliver high-quality aerospace parts with a high on-time delivery rate, while saving our customers both time and money on their parts programs.
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