The aerospace and defense industry is seeing a surge in demand, making it necessary to build an efficient and resilient supply chain to support the sector’s growth. It’s no longer enough to just keep up with the competition — you want to be ahead of the curve. CloudLogix can help you do exactly that.
With our CloudLogix supply chain logistics platform in your toolbox, your aerospace supply chain will never be the same. Our advanced analytics, insights into trends and behavior, and real-time data analysis provide a comprehensive understanding of your operation.
Our aerospace supply chain solutions help in the following ways:
- Enables you to make informed decisions.
- Drives toward process improvements.
- Prepares your company for the next era of aerospace development.
Find out more about how we can help simplify and streamline operations.
Why CloudLogix for Aerospace Supply Chain Solutions?
CloudLogix streamlines four critical areas in the aerospace supply chain: warehouse administration, manufacturing, supplier management, and cost control.
Our easy-to-use platform simplifies complex supply chain tasks, helps you solve today’s aerospace supply chain challenges, and keeps your team organized.
1. Warehouse Management
Managing warehouse operations is a critical element of any aerospace supply chain. This effort plays a significant role in ensuring effective inventory control and accurate shipment tracking.
Aerospace supply chains handle many bulky parts and components, making inventory management cumbersome without a central platform, leaving teams vulnerable to inventory discrepancies and other costly mistakes.
CloudLogix offers a comprehensive overview of warehouse operations, providing adequate inbound visibility to warehouse management systems and personnel.
Advanced shipping notices and receiving barcodes optimize the receiving process, allowing warehouses to have better control over inventory levels and put-aways. The result is a reduced risk of mismatched inventory and incorrect data, creating cost savings while providing teams with real-time analytics to streamline parts and materials management.
2. Manufacturing Site Management
The manufacturing process requires agile workflows to manage quality assurance, changing production demands, and regulatory compliance. Adaptive scheduling and comprehensive real-time analytics allow you to better understand the impact of operational changes, manage resources, and adapt to changing customer needs.
The CloudLogix platform simplifies these complex operations with a feature-rich system that allows aerospace manufacturing sites – from aircraft manufacturers to machine shops – to quickly rate and book outbound shipments from one centralized location. Sites can book the most effective carrier to meet commitments to the end client.
And by achieving inbound visibility, sites can better manage their production schedules and personnel. The result is less unnecessary downtime and increased performance for aerospace manufacturers while maintaining the quality standards your customers expect.
3. Supplier & Vendor Management
Aerospace supply chains depend heavily on suppliers and vendors. With many moving parts involved, managing each supply chain partner can be a major challenge.
From organizing master data to addressing vendor compliance issues to managing inventory controls, teams have many elements to consider. Traditionally, these elements would be organized in multiple systems and spreadsheets, making it difficult to get a big-picture view of the entire operation. Key information would get lost in the shuffle and cause costly delays.
CloudLogix tackles vendor management challenges head-on by ensuring that all parties have what they need instantly to keep operations running smoothly.
Our platform centralizes your organization’s supplier data into a single database, making it easy to access, sort, and analyze. Clients and suppliers can coordinate orders in a centralized location, virtually eliminating the need for time-consuming phone calls, emails, and spreadsheets to acknowledge orders or obtain approvals or shipping information.
Plus, by capturing all details in our platform, you can easily pull information for reporting functions or other interested parties in your organization. As a result, your team can quickly identify potential risks and solve issues before they become significant problems.
4. Cost Management
Avoiding unexpected costs is difficult for many companies in the aerospace supply chain. Factors such as supplier lead times, production delays, and shortages can quickly add up, leaving teams struggling to contain costs. And when data is dispersed throughout multiple platforms, identifying savings opportunities can be just as challenging.
In addition to the time savings achieved in every aspect of the CloudLogix suite of tools, streamlined cost management is within reach with CloudLogix. Companies can achieve quantifiable cost savings almost instantly – and with ease.
Our order management section has built-in cost-avoidance business rules that can be customized to your organization’s unique needs. Plus, our shipping tool provides rates from multiple carriers in a centralized location, helping your team take advantage of the suppliers that offer the best value. We also capture all rates (even those not chosen!) for effective reporting and analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
The invoicing section of CloudLogix also features automated audit rules to catch any discrepancies immediately. Additionally, we assign cost centers or general ledger codes, allowing for game-changing automated cost allocation, which reduces errors and saves time for your finance team.
Simply put, we aim to automate as much as possible to help you manage costs most effectively.
Let CloudLogix Streamline Your Aerospace Supply Chain
The aerospace supply chain is a demanding, incredibly complex system — and managing all of the pieces without the right technology in place can be overwhelming. The CloudLogix platform helps you centralize supply chain management, minimize costs, and improve communication across your entire operation.
Our clients have seen their operations become more agile, efficient, and cost-effective, allowing them to focus on their core mission and achieve higher performance levels.
The CloudLogix platform is highly configurable and can be tailored to meet your organization’s unique needs. And with its powerful analytics, you’ll have all the insight needed to make intelligent, data-driven decisions that can help you plan for the upcoming growth of the aerospace and defense industries.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our aerospace supply chain solutions and see how we can support your operations.
We’ll provide you and your team with a personalized demo of the CloudLogix platform and answer any questions you have. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!