Category: Aerospace Supply Chain

Airbus and Boeing Financial Performance Portends More Challenges Ahead for Industry Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update to our previously published commercial aircraft industry supply chain blog published several days ago. With both Boeing and Airbus having now reported their latest financial performance, the overall financial, operational and workforce challenges confronting this industry and respective supply chains are becoming clearer.

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Commercial Aerospace Industry Update- Contrast in Strategy and Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides and updated industry-focused commentary focused on the commercial aircraft industry business, aircraft demand and supply chain challenges. One manufacturer has stood out for its customer collaboration and more agile supply chain capabilities.

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Last Week’s Important Milestone- Re-Certification Flights of the Boeing 737 MAX

The Supply Chain Matters blog marks a crucial milestone for commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing, namely last week’s start of re-certification flights for the 737-MAX aircraft program. Two events, the tragic crashes involving two separate 737 MAX aircraft, and the coronavirus global pandemic have totally impacted the commercial aircraft industry’s multi-year product demand booking and supply network monthly production levels to the negative for many years to come.

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COVID-19 and Global Trade Tensions: Updated Industry Supply Chain News Snippets

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on rapidly changing industry developments related to high-tech and semiconductor, commercial aerospace product demand and supply networks, along with escalating trade tensions among the United States and China and added parcel rate hikes from UPS and FedEx involving online customer shipments.

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Aerospace and Defense Industry B2B Technology Platform Provider Exostar Acquired

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the announcement of the acquisition of aerospace, defense and life sciences B2B industry platform provider Exostar LLC. A background and initial impressions perspective is provided by supply chain industry analyst and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari.

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COVID-19 Industry Disruption- Boeing Initiates Significant Headcount Reductions

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a disappointing milestone across commercial aerospace customer demand and supply networks with Boeing’s initiation of initial workforce reductions of nearly 13,000 workers, and consequent other industry job reductions as well.

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COVID-19 Disruption: Review of First Quarter 2020 Industry Supply Chain Response

The Supply Chain Matters blog features capsule reviews of reported Q1-2020 industry financial and business challenges to provide readers broader perspective from a supply chain management lens as to what the post COVID-19 planning and operational environment will present in the coming months.

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Commercial Aircraft Industry COVID-19 Impacts: Airbus Modifies Financial Outlook Amid Much More Direct Messaging

This Supply Chain Matters commercial aerospace industry perspective commentary focused on rapidly changing developments related to Airbus, follows our recently published perspectives regarding Boeing’s ongoing and similarly fast-moving customer demand, production and supply network impacts.

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Boeing Attempts Phased Return of Aircraft Production Amid Corporate Restructuring and Hard Messages

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a supply chain update perspective on some important industry sectors in the ongoing backdrop of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact multi-industry supply chains. This particular commentary focuses on the commercial aerospace sector, specifically ongoing challenges of Boeing and Airbus and industry disruption of significant magnitude.

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Commercial Aerospace Industry’s New Reality for Product Demand and Supply Networks is Suddenly Upended.

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an editorial update regarding our ongoing coverage of commercial aerospace customer demand and supply networks, and specifically the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on this industry’s supply chains in 2020 and beyond. This industry has been suddenly upended with the implications likely to be felt for many more months to come.

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