Meggitt CSS and Proponent Sign Multi-Year Distribution Agreement

Global aerospace and defence aftermarket specialist, Meggitt Customer Services & Support (CSS), has finalised a multiple year distribution agreement with Proponent, the world’s largest independent aerospace distributor. Under the agreement, Proponent will become the exclusive 3rd party global distributor to selected Meggitt customers for the supply of non-military aftermarket products. “This is a perfect fit for both our companies,” explains Adrian Plevin, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Meggitt CSS. “The agreement will allow…

How Customized Solutions Can Drive Supply Chain Success

The aerospace industry is built on continually overcoming impossible odds. Some of these challenges are resolved with state-of-the-art engineering. But the solutions you don’t hear about as much are the day-to-day supply chain solutions that solve the more practical needs of bringing together the elements that allow the aerospace industry to continue moving forward seamlessly. A big difference between these two situations is that in the former, customized solutions are the norm and in the…

What It Means to Be a Value-Added Distributor

Price, availability, quality. This trio is familiar to the aerospace distribution community. These are the criteria that most OEMs, MROs and airlines use to determine which aircraft parts distributor they use for a given transaction. But for value-added distributors, the focus is less on the price, availability and quality of aircraft parts, and more on supplementing those components with beneficial services and solutions that will create long-lasting customer relationships. What Is a Value-Added Distributor? A…

MRO Europe Conference Highlights Challenges and Opportunities for MROs and Aerospace Distributors

The recent MRO Europe conference saw major players in the global aviation community coming together to share best practices, learn about innovations, and plan for the future of MROs and the aerospace industry. As we have emphasized in previous posts, the aerospace industry is experiencing some exciting growth and changes right now: new technologies, continued consolidation and emerging markets, to name just a few. At this year’s MRO Europe conference, we were excited to hear…

3 Necessary Components for Aerospace Distributor’s Success

Throughout the history of aerospace, there have been many participants. Some distributors and suppliers have managed to stand the test of time, while others have been unable to keep afloat. At Kapco Global, we consider our ability to adapt to changes within the industry as an important contributor to our longevity. As such, we have identified three necessary components for aerospace distributors success. Global Reach, the Right Way As an aircraft parts distributor, the importance…

Optimizing the MRO Supply Chain

At its best, the aerospace supply chain works as a well-oiled machine, delivering parts and securing aircraft services at exactly the right time. At its worst, disruptions in the supply chain can equate to millions of dollars in losses. So how can aviation partners and MROs keep the supply chain running at its best? Inventory Management MROs must be very aware of their inventory. Too many supplies can take up needed space and can result…

What Does ‘Employee Ownership’ Mean at Kapco Global?

December of last year, Kapco Global was honored among large, mid-size and small businesses by the OC Register as a Top Workplace in Orange County. This award is aimed at recognizing organizations with a proven commitment to a positive company culture, and the results are determined solely by employee-initiated survey responses. While this has always been something we strive for at Kapco Global, it was truly an honor to have these efforts reflected in this…

Intelligent Aerospace and Kapco Global Discuss Our Kapco kart and Other E-Commerce Solutions

Once again, we’ve been featured on Intelligent Aerospace! Bud Miller, our Director of Business Process Management, discusses the influence of e-commerce on the supply chain and the direct, positive impact this technology has had on the Kapco Global customer experience. A few areas covered in the article include: E-commerce and inventory Parts and order tracking Purchasing data and the supply chain The advantages brought to our customers through the unique capabilities of Kapco kart are…

Aircraft Manufacturing: Benefits of the Lean Process in Retooling and Retraining

Thanks to a steady stream of rapid advances in technology (and little end in sight with airliners on the cusp of electric-powered flight and hypersonic planes), the aerospace industry is in a constant state of flux. Each new aircraft model, engine improvement or component type means retooling aircraft manufacturing facilities and retraining staff and MROs. But what obstacles are faced during the transition process, and how are manufacturers working toward addressing these challenges? Potential Challenges…

Kapco Global and Intelligent Aerospace Discuss the Implications for IoT in Supply Chain Management

Kapco Global has been featured in Intelligent Aerospace! Our first post, “IoT and Aerospace: Implications for Improvements Within Supply Chain Management,” discusses the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) in aviation and the increasing inclusion of lean principles within aerospace manufacturing. Want to see how these two fit together within supply chain management? Then check out the post. We are excited to work with Intelligent Aerospace to share our knowledge of technological trends within…