Aerospace Manufacturing Can Have Reduced Lead Times and Costs for Businesses with LTAs
OEMs in the aerospace industry find that manufacturing parts can often be handled more efficiently through outside suppliers. These relationships can provide tremendous reductions in costs for OEMs, and long-term agreements (LTAs) have become an important part of strengthening the bonds and benefits of these relationships for both parties. With an LTA, aerospace suppliers gain a reliable market for their products and incumbent status when contracts are renewed, and OEMs can get a stable price on the parts they need while being insulated from market fluctuations.
As LTAs build trust among aerospace manufacturers on different tiers, all parties can see significant reductions in transaction costs. As suppliers reduce set-up times and become more adept at producing a particular part, OEMs can benefit from shorter lead time for leaner manufacturing programs and also reduced costs associated with quality control and assurance. With the high mix of parts often required for aerospace manufacturing programs, it can be especially cost-effective to develop LTAs that include a number of parts with similar requirements at a single supplier who can be trusted a particular type of operation.
At Intrex Aerospace, we specialize in managing LTAs and can be relied on to provide precise aerospace manufacturing services for a wide variety of components. Our company has experience performing thin-walled machining, 5-axis lathe turning and 4-axis milling, and can also manage a wide variety of value-add finishing services. Additionally, since we are an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified aerospace manufacturing company and maintain a PPM well below the industry standard, our customers can rest assured their parts will have the critical dimensions their projects require.
For more information on our LTAs for aerospace manufacturing services, contact Intrex today.