Aviation Supply Chain Expert

Case Description:

An expert in aviation supply chain management was needed for a breach of contract dispute involving the manufacture and supply of aircraft structures and components. An aerospace manufacturer and supplier of component aircraft structures alleged that a prominent aircraft manufacturer breached an exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement, causing significant business interruption and losses to the supplier.

IMS ExpertServices was needed to locate an aviation supply chain expert with expertise in aviation supply chain procurement who has experience with major aircraft supply contracts and has negotiated supply agreements involving aircraft structures. This expert was required to opine on industry standards and practices in aerospace industry supply chain agreements and assist with assessing business impacts resulting from a sudden withdrawal of demand.

Experts Presented:

  • Aviation Expert

    As president of a private aerospace and business consulting firm, this aviation expert has over thirty-five years of military and commercial aviation experience. He has extensive experience in the aerospace industry, having served as vice-president and general manager of supply chain services for a major aerospace manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft. In this position, he managed all aspects of the aftermarket supply chain and was responsible for the support of a number of aircraft types spanning over fifty countries. His experience includes significant knowledge in proposal development, contract execution, and manufacturer & supplier issues. This expert holds an M.B.A. and teaches post-graduate classes at a business and defense institute which include risk management and supply chain management. IMS Reference #5090171.

  • Aviation Supply Chain Expert

    With over three decades of experience in the aviation supply chain industry, this expert served as the director of supply chain management for a leading independent supplier of aerostructures and aircraft components for a global commercial airframe and aircraft engine manufacturer. Within this position, this expert was responsible for procurement and delivery of aircraft components as well as indirect services to manufacturing and assembly facilities, totaling over $1 billion annual in spending. Currently, this expert serves as an executive adviser specializing in supply chain management and business issues. This expert holds a B.S. in production and operations management and an M.B.A. IMS Reference #5090631.

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