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“ Supply chain efficiency is all

about speed and visibility...

Anytime, anywhere

access and transparency

maximizes efficiency.”

“Improved integration allows customers to directly connect
with Aviall’s extensive parts network and original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) resulting in increased efficiencies and
shorter turnaround times,” Strafel adds. “Further efficiencies are
realized through greater tracking and forecasting capabilities.
Aviall’s decision to invest in leading technology through our
enterprise resource planning system, SAP, has allowed us to better
connect with the industry, unlock the power of data and serve
our customers and suppliers better by providing the right part, at
the right place, at the right time. Through this technology and its
capabilities, we are able to better anticipate and meet the needs
of our customers and partners through improved supply chain
planning and forecasting, product availability, electronic integration
and value-added services.”
Wood Dale, Ill.-based AAR Corp. has customer-facing solutions
with web visibility tools, systems integration, web services,
marketplace integration, two-way EDI, and mobility for customer
collaboration and access to business intelligence dashboards
on a tablet. “This provides our customers and managers with
unprecedented anytime access, transparency and functionality to
track the status of maintenance projects, parts availability, purchase
orders and performance metrics inside the MRO,” says Carsten
Holm, vice president of digital services at AAR Corp.
Sometimes procurement combines both traditional approaches
and new technologies. “There are legacy systems like SPEC 2000
and Aeroexchange for the larger commercial transport operators,
but for the Regional Jet operators, they need to rely on Inventory
Locator Service (ILS),” says David Susser, president, Seal Dynamics

Traditionally, aviation parts distribution involved procurement offi cers interacting
with long-time partners or well-known suppliers.
Rolls-Royce North America image.

These AAR employees are using the StAAR (Strategic Tools by AAR) capability
developed in-house by AAR’s software engineers to track every phase of an MRO
project from the shop fl oor.
AAR image.

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