Highlights of Airbus and Boeing Full Year 2019 Operational Performance- What a Difference a Year Makes
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of the 2019 operational performance of commercial aircraft manufacturer’s Airbus and Boeing. In one year, industry dynamics and market outlooks suddenly look different, and one manufacturer’s corporate crisis is deepening.
Another Burden for Industry Supply Chains- Imposition of U.S. Import Tariffs on EU Produced Products
The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides commentary reflecting on planned added trade and tariff actions related to the United States and the Eurozone sector, with specific impacts for commercial aerospace and automotive sectors.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers with a perspective that with the reality of a hard Brexit, business as usual for supply chain management no longer applies in post-Brexit scenarios. Business as usual in planning and customer fulfillment execution may well have been a practice of the past.
A published report by the New York Times this weekend indicates that the Boeing 737 MAX is not the only aircraft with program management challenges. The report may well add additional challenges to Boeing’s ongoing crisis of aircraft program management.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a sideline posting relative to the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX global aircraft grounding crisis, specifically an opportunity for the major engine supplier for this aircraft to address aircraft design and operating needs.
U.S. based discount airline Southwest Airlines declared An ‘operational emergency’ on Friday, due an unusually high number of grounded aircraft across its operational fleet with no common theme regarding maintenance needs.
General Electric announced the sale of the ServiceMax field service management applications software business along with plans to form an independent company for the remaining portions of the GE Digital business.
There is a reported significant development in the Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Industrial Internet technology market segment, indicating that General Electric plans to shed parts of its GE Digital business unit.
Supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari shares observations and insights from product lifecycle and service management technology provider PTC’s LiveWorx 2018 customer conference held in late June.
Aircraft engine manufacturer and services management provider Rolls Royce has announced a corporate restructuring that involves a job reduction that impacts upwards of 4600 positions representing over 8 percent of its existing workforce.
General Electric's Announced Transportation Unit Merger Brings Added IoT Connected Equipment Opportunity
Supply Chain Matters highlights the announcement by General Electric indicating that it will merge its locomotive focused transportation business with Wabtec Corp. For us, the opportunity is focused on potential impacts and/or added opportunities related to GE’s ongoing Industrial Internet and Connected Things strategies.
Airbus’s Successful 2017 Full Year Performance- Critical Dependencies on Aircraft Engine Suppliers to Have a 2018 Repeat
Airbus reported 2017 full-year financial results indicating the pan-European global aerospace company overachieved on all key performance indicators. Operational performance was especially noted in the final Q4 quarter and the outlook for 2018 implies a very critical dependency on two aircraft engine providers.