The aerospace industry is characterized by special requirements on safety, documentation and matured processes. This is applicable for the aerospace OEMs as well as for the multitier supplier network. Very high legal, regulatory or internal requirements result in a need for extremely robust materials, tests and processes (e.g. LAIR/FAIR), which have to be reflected in our projects (e.g. process optimization or transition of work). The answer to market requirements on consolidation of supply chain, cost and reduction of process inefficiencies is often the introduction of product and manufacturing process innovations and / or changes in the supply chain.
Aerospace industry and aerospace supplier network:
Consulting and service portfolio:
- Purchasing strategy, organization and commodities
- Purchasing processes, shared services and governance and tools
- Supply chain management and supply chain restructuring
- Transfer of work and ramp-up of suppliers
- Supplier development
- IT based cost management (should costing)
- Industrialization and new product introduction (internally or within the supply chain)
Aircelle, Bombardier, Reiner Stemme – Utility Air Systems, Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Safran Group
Selected success storys:
conmotion GmbH conducts the project management for the whole production transfer strategy. These projects concern the transfer of the production process, which are relocated, partly or in full. Examples of such projects are:
- Production line from France to Morocco
The project purported the relocation of the production process to a new site. The incentive has for this has been to extend cost-advantages and to build up additional capacities. The primary aspect to highlight in this project is the Transfer of Know-How.
- Production processes from the United Kingdom to Germany
IThe project concerned an ‘In-Sourcing’ of production processes. The prerogative was to simplify the supply chain with an anticipated reduction of capital lockup through decreasing the relevant outstanding stock.
- Portfolio adjustment and the transfer from Germany to the Czech Republic
Based on the decision for which internal processes to optimize, the product portfolio was analyzed, with the guidance of Conmotion GmbH and Lean Management Methodology. As a result, the production portfolio split for the locations were newly assembled and the production processes that are not longer capable of being carried out were relocated to a location in the Czech Republic.
Our referred-to client is a global manufacturer of gas turbines for operations on land, sea and in the air and a worldwide market leader in many markets such as aerospace, military and energy and the only company in Germany with a complete procedural and systems capability to develop, approve and manufacture modern jet engines.
The global project of our referred-to client is referred to as the “40-day engine”, with the clear aim of supplying an engine within 40 days of the start of the ordering flow path. Conmotion GmbH has assisted the purchase and procurement in an advisory capacity, ensuring the realization of the client’s ambitious targets.
In practice, the complete structure of the whole supply chain has been analyzed, comprising the categorization of suppliers and components, and the concepts relative to the restructuring of the supply chain are developed and implemented. Supplier development and cost-reduction methods are defined and for the purposes of workshops, they are deployed in the supply chain. On top of this, we have demonstrated the potential of e-Business solutions. Through e-Business solutions, supply chain business processes have become exceptionally quicker and more transparent.