The aviation supply chain is an ecosystem with complex interdependencies: growing fleets and pressures on costs demand new production processes. Innovative airplane and driver systems supersede conventional parts and assemblies. The framework that has served as a guide to the industry for decades is being transformed by new partnerships with OEMs and Primes, global competition, startups and disruptors. The time of more of the same is over.
Supply chains are becoming more flexible, more global, more digital, and more interconnected. Manufacturing processes change along with the systems and components that are being produced – and with the customers who buy them. Technologies – Production – Markets : The supply chain revolution is underway. At AIRCONTACT'19 you will experience presentations of international aviation experts ranging from the role of artificial intelligence up to new business models and production strategies. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to discuss your own relevant supply chain challenges in three workshops; and learn about digitalisation and smart production in the aerospace industry at our Field Trip to Kapfenberg where we are going to visit the Smart Production Lab at FH JOANNEUM and the new forging line at voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace.