Deutsche Aircraft and thyssenkrupp Aerospace have announced they are entering a strategic partnership to develop a material supply chain solution for the D328ecoTM aircraft. thyssenkrupp Aerospace, a company of thyssenkrupp Materials Services, will be responsible for the design of the material planning and procurement processes between multiple material and sub-tier suppliers.
thyssenkrupp Aerospace’s supply chain experts will consult Deutsche Aircraft to develop the basis for a control tower solution that will ensure optimal coordination of supply flows. A transparent and centralized data assessment stands at the core of the solution to align demand and supply within the manufacturing network, cutting out obsolete inventories and material shortfalls.
Patrick Marous, CEO of thyssenkrupp Aerospace, said, “We are delighted to engage in this strategic partnership with Deutsche Aircraft. We believe the best way to design an efficient and resilient supply chain is to integrate a strategic partner into the aircraft manufacturer’s value chain early on. Our control tower solutions are tailored to each customer’s specific needs and are designed in a collaborative co-creation process.”
Dave Jackson, CEO of Deutsche Aircraft, said, “Together with thyssenkrupp Aerospace, our mission is to drive the aviation industry towards a more climate-friendly supply chain to set new benchmarks when it comes to new aircraft manufacturing processes. Although strongly integrated in Germany, this initiative is part of a global effort to change the way our supply chain partners can provide more environmentally-focused strategies to eventually reduce the environmental impact of such large-scale manufacturing projects.”
Maximilian Fahr, Director of Supply Chain at Deutsche Aircraft, added, “The strategic capabilities of thyssenkrupp Aerospace will bring significant benefit across the supply chain and enable taking procurement decisions, in particular in times when global supply chain resilience is being challenged. The digitalization of supply chain flows will enable proactive risk management and anticipate in an advanced risk management culture across the entire supply chain.”
This partnership with Deutsche Aircraft is yet another step in thyssenkrupp Aerospace’s strategy to offer Materials as a Service to their customers. As one of the world’s leading supply management and Third-Party Logistics (3PL) service providers in the market for raw materials, thyssenkrupp Aerospace offers end-to-end solutions to build resilient and digital supply chains. The company’s service portfolio is modular and scalable, encompassing all development stages from designing to managing and operating the supply chain for its customers.
With the D328ecoTM, Deutsche Aircraft is driving the transition of aviation to a more climate-friendly future by developing an aircraft that will be more environmentally friendly and efficient to operate and produce. Deutsche Aircraft rigorously selects its suppliers and partners to develop more sustainability-driven processes that ensure higher efficiency and cost savings.
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