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Third Party Logistics (3PL)

The defense and aerospace industry make for a complex and ever-changing supply chain. There are changes occurring in the industry including surges in commercial demand and new technologies. Supply chain requirements have changed the way parts are handled to improve uptime and profitability while providing excellent service with speed, global reach, communication, and ability to manage varied inventory.

Thousands of Parts and Providers

Aerospace and defense manufacturers are now prioritizing their supply chains and spending the same amount of time evaluating it as they do with their research, development, and production

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Resion’s 3PL Services can help manage the movement of all parts from different providers including aftermarket parts to maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) suppliers.

Resion’s services can manage the entire process to ensure parts meet standards and are in the right place at the right time. Our methods include to setting up distribution centers in front of production lines where we combine and kit products for different functions.

This type of location and kitting strategy reduces stock and makes items easier to move.

Regulations Hinder Efficiency

There are strict regulations when it comes to aviation and defense, especially in the movement and production of parts. Customs compliance is one main challenge that manufacturers face. A single aircraft could contain parts from several countries and as focus moves towards lighter planes and fuel consumption, the sourcing of products is becoming more diverse. Customs becomes more stringent if the parts will be used for military purposes. The United States, like other countries, require manufacturers and shippers abide by strict tracking rules that allow them to have more insight in the history of aircraft and their parts down to the serial numbers.

Demand, sourcing parts, and regulations have all played a role in the production backlog. Aerospace companies are looking to streamline the production and movement of parts to speed up the process while continuing to be efficient. However, with the abundance of parts, movement, and compliance, it’s a challenge to obtain the right parts and orders in a timely manner.

Recognizing these backlogs has made Resion the right 3PL partner, network, and synchronization in place, to improve our customer’s production process.

With parts, regulations, and backlogs hindering their progress, utilizing Resion as your partner can help manage processes and inventory to keep time, cost, visibility, and safety a priority.

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