Additive manufacturing is the process of creating an object by stacking ultrathin layers of materials on top of one another. This technology, which is 3D printing on a large scale, has the potential to revolutionize the way planes and aircraft parts are made. In fact, the global aircraft MRO market is predicted to expand steadily […]
Once again, we’ve been featured on Intelligent Aerospace! Bud Miller, our Director of Business Process Management, discusses the influence of e-commerce on the supply chain and the direct, positive impact this technology has had on the Kapco Global customer experience.
A few areas covered in the article include:
E-commerce and inventory
Parts and order tracking
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 […]
MRO providers are essential parts of any successful airline. Accurate and highly efficient MRO teams are a major influencer on flight schedules, aircraft delivery and safety. It is no surprise that a position of such importance embraces technology at a rapid pace. Let’s look at a few of the advances that have been made to […]
Forbes describes the Internet of Things (IoT) as the connectivity of any electronic device to another. With this connectedness comes a whole new world of data collection, parts tracking, inventory management and, ultimately, increased efficiency. And IoT goes beyond just our laptops and phones, to now include things like coffeemakers, refrigerators and even airplanes.
Existing MRO […]
E-commerce is nothing new. Well, it’s relatively new (if you’re thinking time span), but, for most of us, it’s a part of our daily lives. More and more people are buying everything from toilet paper to Christmas gifts online (and even from our phones). A 2016 study by eMarketer indicates that by 2017 over 46% […]
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 […]