Posted on: 15 April 2014 by Mark Howells
AirAsia has signed an agreement to implement the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service – ensures the automatic and continuous replenishment of high-usage and non-repairable parts at the customer’s facilities – for its A320 and A330 fleets at bases in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin, group head of engineering of AirAsia, commented, “AirAsia is confident that the Airbus Managed Inventory service will support AirAsia and our associated company AirAsia X in paving the way for low-cost aviation through innovative solutions and efficient processes. With AMI we will minimise our spares investment costs while maximising delivery of parts when needed.”
Didier Lux, senior vice-president of customer service at Airbus, observed, “Airbus continuously provides the best possible support to our customers. With Airbus Managed Inventory we are delighted to bring to AirAsia the benefits of our end-to-end supply chain solution covering a large range of Airbus expendables and standard parts.”
With this selection, AirAsia becomes the fourth customer in the Asia-Pacific region to choose the AMI automated inventory management solution. This service helps Airbus customers to reduce their inventory holding costs. By capturing material consumption information in real-time and automatically triggering replenishment orders within the agreed inventory levels, the service guarantees high on-shelf part availability while decreasing the overall inventory stock level.