Manufacturing strategy decisions in a complex aerospace supply chain

Benton, Helen M. and Wilding, Ben and Bailey, Kieron and Blance, Mark (2016) Manufacturing strategy decisions in a complex aerospace supply chain. In: 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference: Interactions, 17-22 June 2016, Trondheim, Norway.

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It has long been considered a strategic decision of when to assign inventory to a particular customer. This decision was crucial for the complex Aerospace Co. supply chain. Aerospace Co can be considered complex as they serve many different customer segments and have an extensive range of products that often require customisation. This paper proposes a combination of mathematical calculations and human judgement for deciding on manufacturing strategy. The formulas combine forecast accuracy, volume variability, relative volume and supply chain depth. The calculations assisted the process, but human judgement was necessary to finally determine the most appropriate manufacturing strategies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: order penetration point, aerospace, manufacturing strategies
Faculty: ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Helen Benton
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 15:26
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:00

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