OEMs and companies throughout their supply chains are at the forefront of this year’s Paris Air Show. Two days of the airshow are dedicated to a series of conferences called “How to do business with?” Representatives from Groupe Latécoère, Thales Alenia Space, Sabena Technics, Airbus and SR Technics will hold sessions about their individual company’s supply chain regulations and expectations, while suppliers can learn about OEM procurement and supply chain policies. All conferences will take place in the B2B Area with the first three sessions on Tuesday, June 20 and the final two sessions on Wednesday, June 21.
The first conference comes from Groupe Latécoère CEO Thierry Mootz. Latécoère is currently focusing on proposing global commodity strategies with suppliers to ease industrial, commercial and technical maintenance. Ultimately, these selected strategic partners will be able to support Latécoère throughout the challenges of globalization, value creation, innovation capacity and more. During this session, Mootz will discuss how a company can become a Latécoère strategic partner.
Joël Larroque, France purchasing director for Thales Alenia Space, will lead the second conference. This covers how supply chains can collaborate and grow together with the company. Larroque will discuss some of the benefits of being a supplier for Thales Alenia Space, such as the processes that suppliers undergo to help them improve and evolve with company product strategy.
The third and fourth conferences are from Sabena Technics and Airbus. Sabena v-p of purchasing Luc Nicaudie will lead the discussion about Part 145 and Part 21 services offered to operators and manufacturers. Meanwhile, Pierre Cardin, head of procurement strategy and services, will present the Airbus sourcing strategy for its supply chain.
Finally, SR Technics’ Michael Sattler, head of aircraft services, will lead the last conference. Sattler will speak about competition in the aviation industry and how supply chains can stand out. He will share new trends, keys for successful cabin projects and examples of how SR Technics has helped clients reconfigure their cabin layouts while upgrading IFE systems.
Other workshops and conferences will also be held at the Paris Air Show. Topics of discussion include strategies and critical issues of a global supply chain and the complexities of the international aerospace market. Participating companies include Bombardier, Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, OSSA, GIMAS and more.