It’s normal for large aviation manufacturers to have years of back log on their order books. According to Suman Sarkar in the ‘The Supply Chain Revolution: Innovative Sourcing and Logistics For A Fiercely Competitive World’ the main reason why large commercial aviators have this backlog is their breakdown-down in communication throughout their large supply chains due to the sheer size of the chain with hundreds of businesses throughout the global working alongside one another during the manufacturing process with no steam lined communication centre.
Sarkar further states that Boeing came across supply chain issues as they weren’t as effective at adopting a modular approach like Airbus. They weren’t able to communicate change in plans quick enough throughout their supply chain, so they have been unable to, nor move the necessary parts fast enough to meet demand, as capacity just wasn’t there.
It’s said by the UK Governments Department for Business Innovation & Skills in February 2016 analysis of the UK Aerospace Maintenance, Repair Overhaul & Logistics Industry Analysis that the aviation logistics industry is one of the fastest growing industries, with large online retailers growing quickly adopting globalisation facilities, to accommodate the rapidly expanding supply chains. Suman Sakar adds that the only way to solve this global scale challenge is to enhance communication in smaller supply chain networks to allow for faster free movement of parts.
We’ve recently worked with a rapidly growing non-for-profit that’s facilitating just that, offering a solution to the challenge the aviation logistics industry is facing and will continue to face with the aviation logistics industry set to grow by 100% in the next 5 years. The Aviation Logistics Network (ALN) promote the free flow of information on parts between its members who are placed throughout over 180 territories worldwide.
Right now, the rapid growth in this sector doesn’t allow for communication to be properly executed without working with a trusted language partner who help you with a fast turnaround of translations of relevant documents, such as, customs documents, Form FAA 8130-3 – Authorized Release Certificates, Airworthiness Approval Tag, marketing documents and other relevant certificates. We can also help you facilitate telephone communications with our interpretation services.
Helping to ease the communication throughout supply chains within the aviation sectors both commercially & logistically is something that we are becoming more and more involved in. We have thoroughly enjoyed working for the ALN, helping them to enhance communications and promotions throughout their network, helping them to fulfil their mission of making sure that planes will always be in the sky!
Check out our case study below on the work that we completed for the ALN below: