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Aligning Manufacturing Strategies with Complexity Factors in the Aerospace Supply Chain

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posted on 2023-08-30, 14:29 authored by Helen M. Benton, Ben Wilding, Kieron Bailey, Mark Blance, Damien Holly
Aerofirm is a large and vertically-integrated manufacturer providing strong and light materials mainly for commercial aerospace, but also for space, defense and industrial application. They face complexity from varying customer needs, a vast product range and a large network. Complexity at Aerofirm also arises from unsynchronized processes, this paper focuses on aligning the manufacturing strategy process. The approach proposed is to first calculate suitable strategy based on: forecast accuracy, volume variability, relative volume and supply chain depth. The results were then reviewed by key personnel to refine them based on qualitative knowledge, showing a mix of manufacturing strategies is essential.


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5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management: “Joining P&OM forces worldwide: Present and future of Operations Management”


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