Improving the aerospace supply chain: a preliminary assessment of an industry-level intervention
Crute, V., Lewerenz, M., Parry, G. and Graves, A. (2008) Improving the aerospace supply chain: a preliminary assessment of an industry-level intervention. Project Report. EPSRC.
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The objectives of the study were to 1. Evaluate the SC21 initiative in relation to the changing industry context and consequent customer company requirements; and current trends in supply chain management; 2.Examine the impact operating within a complex supply chain network through the experience of three customer and three supplier companies; 3. Assess the SC21 programme in terms of research on supplier development and the approach, success factors and challenges for case study examples of SC21 implementation; 4.Examine the changing definitions of customer value and challenges in transitioning from product to through-life service orientation; and finally; 5.Identify potential key questions, research partners and proposal outlines for future research. The research findings from the preliminary study will provide a focus for future research proposals.