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Kapco Global Discusses Lean Strategies for Aerospace With APICS Magazine

By |July 20th, 2017|

This month, Kapco Global was given the opportunity to share our thoughts on lean strategies with APICS Magazine. The article discusses the role new technology plays in the lean process, obstacles to implementing the efficiency strategy and the use of lean within the aerospace supply chain.

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MRO Strategies for Tackling “Rightsizing” Within the Aviation Industry

By |October 26th, 2016|

In an effort to combat growing operating costs, a competitive market and the economic fluctuations of recent years, many airlines have turned toward “rightsizing” as a method for maintaining profits. Rightsizing in the aviation industry refers to the constant reorganization of fleets to meet demand fluctuations. For example, an airline might have a fleet made […]

Aircraft Manufacturing: Benefits of the Lean Process in Retooling and Retraining

By |October 17th, 2016|

Thanks to a steady stream of rapid advances in technology (and little end in sight with airliners on the cusp of electric-powered flight and hypersonic planes), the aerospace industry is in a constant state of flux. Each new aircraft model, engine improvement or component type means retooling aircraft manufacturing facilities and retraining staff and MROs. […]

Kapco Global and Intelligent Aerospace Discuss the Implications for IoT in Supply Chain Management

By |September 26th, 2016|

Kapco Global has been featured in Intelligent Aerospace! Our first post, “IoT and Aerospace: Implications for Improvements Within Supply Chain Management,” discusses the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) in aviation and the increasing inclusion of lean principles within aerospace manufacturing. Want to see how these two fit together within supply chain management? Then […]

Lean Manufacturing in the Aviation Industry

By |August 5th, 2016|

In the 1930s, Japanese researchers studying the Toyota manufacturing model developed a new strategy aimed at eliminating inefficiency and excess waste at each stage of the manufacturing process. This model, known as lean manufacturing, relies on continual feedback, process evaluation and “flow,” and it has been a major influence on today’s manufacturing principles. However, the […]

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