Supply Chain System of Aircraft Spares

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Supply Chain System of Aircraft Spares

Traceability is an enormous concern because the time spent locating parts is an important factor in military aircraft maintenance and accuracy, timely maintenance and accountability are critical to success. Adopting RFID in aircraft warehouse will substantially help in increasing operational efficiency in servicing aircraft; reduce risk in the spare parts supply chain; and improve the ability to comply with Aviation Safety Agency’s guidelines regarding traceability and authenticity of aircraft components. Air force has a large inventory of equipments and the spare parts for these are delicate and require specific storage condition. The supply chain system in air force is as follows:

Equipment Depot: A single point for storage of spares. In fact any inventory on the air force is received from OEM and unserviceable spares are received from units for further dispatch to OEM for repair. Serviceable spares are further dispatched to units. Thus spares are received and dispatched from ED.

If all the received goods are tagged using RFID, the goods can be automatically scanned within seconds when the pallet carrying the goods is being moved through the receiving door. Information concerning the received goods can be directly sent to the information system for validation with instantaneous feedback to the operator in the receiving dock

Damaged goods can be easily distinguished by programming an indicator in the tags together with all other information related to the damage such as the inspection result. The damaged goods will then be easily identified by subsequent processes and sent through different handling processes.

After completing the receiving process, goods are then moved into the storage area of a warehouse either manually or automatically by the material handling system. Different kinds of product may need to be…...

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