Both Airbus and Boeing declared that they each exceeded commercial aircraft net orders and operational delivery performance targets in 2017. The numbers would indicate far more evidence of an industry inflection point at-hand, one that has continued implications for the collective industry supply chain ecosystem for the next several years.
Aerospace Supply Chain
On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the second five of our 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.
By taking overt trade action against Bombardier, it would appear that Boeing squandered the opportunity that Airbus executed this week in landing a Delta Airlines deal for upwards of 200 new A321 aircraft, and in adding a solid future for the Airbus Mobile Alabama production facility.
Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. In this Part Five update, we revisit our industry-specific predictions related to both U.S. automotive industry and global commercial aerospace industry supply chains.
General Electric is embarking on a broad corporate restructuring. Supply Chain matters focuses on technology and supply chain challenges for GE Digital and GE Aviation business units as well as the Predix IoT and Industrial Internet enablement platform.
With this week’s conclusion of the Dubai Air Show, commercial aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing touted large numbers of new customer orders for their innovative, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Both industry rivals departed with over 700 provisional orders valued at $75 billion, mostly for single-aisle aircraft. The reality, however, is beyond the sales euphoria, there are many supply chain management challenges that the industry will come to grips with over the coming months and years.