The next era in aerospace supply chain evolution?

Shortly after becoming CEO of Ford Motor Co., former Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Alan Mulally was asked if he was ready for the complexity of the automotive industry. “An automobile has about 10,000 moving parts, right? An airplane has 2 million, and it has to stay up in the air,” he reminded his Detroit audience. …

Reverse Logistics: Who Does It Well?

It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Tempting, but wrong. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Almost everything can change. Products come back in dribs and drabs, not in nearly packaged batches. They don’t come back to predefined schedules. They don’t even come back in the same …