GAMECO becomes first Chinese customer to implement Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 7, 2018 11:39

GAMECO becomes first Chinese customer to implement Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service

GAMECO (Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd.) has signed a long-term agreement with Satair Group concerning the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service. The Airbus subsidiary Satair Group’s AMI solution optimizes inventory management, ensuring high-usage and non-repairable parts being automatically replenished by GAMECO, while granting parts availability and decreasing inventory stock and surplus levels while improving competitiveness.

Paul Lochab, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Satair Group says: “We are pleased that GAMECO has chosen to go with the Airbus Managed Inventory solution as our first customer in China. The solution is tailor-made for the supply chain requirements of GAMECO and the MRO industry. We are confident the AMI service will prove to be just the right tool to support the concerned inventory planning, reducing priority orders and allow GAMECO to streamline administration for a large range of frequently moving expendable parts.”

The scope initially is covering Airbus proprietary parts only, but flexible adapting and adding other material categories including supplier parts and standard hardware items.

Norbert Marx, GAMECO General Manager, says: “We are very happy to have sealed this AMI agreement, minimizing order and inventory effort and cost while maximizing parts availability. We expect to gain a competitive advantage with the right sizing of our inventory according to our needs and adjusting if required. We are convinced that the AMI solution will optimize our end-to-end supply chain set-up dramatically.”

The AMI automated inventory management solution supports MRO customers reducing inventory holding cost. By capturing material consumption intelligence in real-time, triggering automatically replenishment within the set up inventory levels, granting high on-shelf part availability while decreasing overall inventory stock level and reducing cost.

GAMECO has also signed an extension with Satair to its long-term agreement for the Airbus Managed Inventory service. This agreement extends the contract scope to include further frequently-moving expendable parts underlining the flexibility inherent in the AMI service offering.

When announced at the Zhuhai Airshow in November 2016, GAMECO was the first customer in China for Satair’s AMI solution which supports aviation customers in reducing their inventory holding costs for high-usage and non-repairable Airbus parts.

Bart Reijnen, CEO of Satair said: “We are delighted to secure this added dimension to our AMI service contract with GAMECO. This is testimony to the added value that GAMECO has recognised in the Satair service, including a successful reduction in priority orders.AMI is a prime example of how Satair provides world-class material management and supply-chain services and solutions to world-class customers.”

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 7, 2018 11:39