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Aviation Spare Parts Supply Chain Management Optimisation at Cathay Pacific Airways Limited  
Product Ref: 09/382C Company: Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

Product Type: Case Industry: Transportation

Related Product(s): Teaching Note
Supply chain management of aviation spare parts is characterised by stringent regulations, tight turnaround and lead time, large numbers and expensive parts. Managing spare parts in the aviation industry, thus, has always been a challenge for all airline operators, and Cathay Pacific is no exception.

Spare parts operations at Cathay Pacific covered procurement, inventory management, repair management and logistics management. Cathay Pacific handles all procurement and inventory management in-house whilst third party logistics service providers are employed for repair and logistics management. In this case, the student is asked to examine various alternatives to optimise the supply chain management and instigate process improvement of aviation spare parts operations at Cathay Pacific.
Functional Area : Production & Operations Management

Issues: Managing and outsourcing supply chain operations
Length: 18 pages Country: China (People's Rep. of)
Hong Kong SAR

Pub. Year: 2009 Level of Difficulty: 2
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