Posted on: 13 November 2014 by Mark Howells
ATR has signed a three-year agreement with B/E Aerospace Consumables Management for the distribution of consumables, expendables and standard hardware parts for ATR aircraft.
ATR noted that it selected B/E Aerospace as its preferred partner due to B/E's integrated global network, real-time inventory systems, and proven one-to-one personal attention to customer relationships around the world. The agreement is part of ATR's strategy to provide flexible and customised services to all ATR customers.
Under the agreement, ATR customers will have the choice of entering into individual agreements with B/E Aerospace Consumables Management to access a portfolio of up to 25,000 part numbers from over 3,000 key suppliers through a single source. B/E Aerospace will act as the focal point for ATR operators, procuring and managing the parts, and providing them to the customer's main warehouse facility, as required. ATR added that B/E Aerospace will provide additional value through guaranteed fill rates that will be achieved by streamlining supply chain processes through material planning and inventory control.
“By consolidating material planning, supplier management and quality, and ordering and stocking activities to B/E Aerospace, we can provide better pricing and improved service reliability for the customers,” stated John Cuomo, group vice-president and general manager, B/E Aerospace Consumables Management. “We will handle material control allowing ATR operators to focus on their core business. We look forward to delivering this cost-effective and sustainable solution, serving as the single point of contact for an extensive selection of consumable and expendable parts.”
“This new agreement will be highly beneficial to all ATR operators. Entering into individual agreements with B/E Aerospace Consumables Management will ensure them fixed lead times and competitive prices based on high purchasing volumes and simplified administrative workload,” commented Lilian Braylé, ATR senior vice-president, product support & services.