Dubai Airshow 2013 – Emirates Airline has signed an agreement to implement a structured trial of the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service which is expected to lead to a wider implementation thereafter. The AMI service, which underlines Airbus’ innovative strategy in offering customized services based on latest industry standards, continuously ensures the automatic replenishment of high-usage and non-repairable parts at the customer’s facilities.
Andrew Hoad, Senior Vice President, Engineering Support at Emirates says: “Emirates is known around the globe as a world-class airline with world-class products, we expect that the Airbus-managed inventory service will help us to continue to keep our aircraft in pristine condition whilst reducing our costs at the same time “.
Didier Lux, Executive Vice President of Customer Service at Airbus says: “Airbus provides the best possible maintenance and supply-chain solutions to our customers, and a prime example of this is Airbus Managed Inventory – a tailored and extremely cost-effective service. The aircraft industry is one which requires the utmost attention to detail in logistics and inventories and AMI has taken that to a new level.”
The AMI automated inventory management solution supports 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.
Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern, innovative and efficient family of passenger airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus is an EADS company.