Tag: Boeing Supply Chain

More Supply Network Challenges for Commercial Aerospace- Enter Arconic

Supply Chain Matters focuses on commercial aerospace industry supply networks ever-growing and more challenging scale-up needs and more evidence of OEM and major supplier self-induced management strategies that introduce more weighting on short-term financial return needs defeat the ability for the industry’s overall ecosystems to scale to fulfill multiyear order backlogs.

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Airbus and Boeing Report Q3-2018 Operational Performance- A Better Picture but Challenges Remain

Both Airbus and Boeing have reported on operational performance and exited the September 2018 quarter showing signs of supply chain recovery, but Airbus continues to deal with the most significant challenge.

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Optimistic News Relative to Boeing’s 737 MAX Production Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters provides a further update on commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s ongoing efforts to resolve supply network production ramp-up challenges involving the 727 MAX aircraft.

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Airbus and Boeing Financial Performances Reinforce that Supply Network Performance is Critical

Both Airbus and Boeing have each reported their first-half 2018 and Q2 financial performance numbers respectively. For both, meeting stated year-end commercial aircraft output goals requires overcoming existing supply network challenges in the coming weeks and months.

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Boeing Reports Stellar Q1-2018 Financial Performance

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing pleased investors last week in reporting what can only be described as stellar Q1-2018 financial and supply chain performance. Included in the results was additional evidence of an optimistic strategy directed at aftermarket services.

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Airbus and Boeing Q1-2018 Operational Performance Points to Supply Chain Weak Links

Both Airbus and Boeing have reported on operational performance and exited the March 2018 quarter showing signs of supply chain strains, but Airbus is dealing with the most significant challenge.

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Post Dubai Air Show- Industry Euphoria and Building Supply Chain Challenges

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.

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Airbus and Boeing Q3 Operational Performance- Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Ever More Evident for Airbus

Supply Chain Matters continues with our ongoing commentary regarding both Airbus and Boeing production and supply chain performance in their respective commercial aircraft units. With Q3 and first nine-months operational performance now reported, it’s becoming clear that supply chain vulnerabilities for Airbus, are becoming more visible, potentially threatening annual operational and financial performance objectives.

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U.S. Trade Ruling Against Bombardier Has Much Broader Industry Supply Chain Implications

This week, a significant development occurred in the commercial aircraft sector, one that will likely have geo-political and trade policy reprisal implications that could likely impact aerospace and other industry supply chains down the road.

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Airbus and Boeing Report Q2-2017 and First-Half Operational Performance- Supply Chain Vulnerabilities More Visible

Supply Chain Matters provides commentary regarding both Airbus and Boeing Q2-2017 operating performance in their respective commercial aircraft units. With the first-half numbers now being shared, it’s becoming clear that supply chain vulnerabilities, especially for Airbus, are becoming more visible, potentially threatening financial performance objectives.

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This Week’s Paris Air Show- More About Product Development and Supplier Tensions

At this week’s Paris Air Show two dominant themes appear; one being efforts by Boeing to premiere or hint of new aircraft and growing services, the other by key suppliers, exercising influence as the critical link in commercial aircraft supply chains.

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