The Oct. 28 Aviation Week & Space Technology
will feature a series of articles on the commercial aviation supply chain that will examine everything from how suppliers are keeping up with new production aircraft and engine rates--and how they are supporting aftermarket needs (or are they?)--to is the supply base strong enough.
There's been a lot of consolidation in the supply base, which leverages everything from data to distribution. How does all of this impact the global supply chain?
AW&ST also examines how additive manufacturing allows components to become one complex unit--featuring different combinations of alloys. We explore this new frontier of manufacturing and how this could affect supply chains--from raw materials to manufacturing equipment to component repairs.
And last but certainly not least, we examine some fundamental new ways the industry might look at supply chains. What innovations might be coming--and who are the players?
The MRO Edition of the Oc. 28 issue
will also feature a story on sensor-based technologies. We look at how it can be integrated with existing systems, as well as potential applications of data on logistics