Investigation of strategic capacity issues in the aerospace sector

Wang, King and Buxton, David and Farr, Richard and MacCarthy, Bart (2007) Investigation of strategic capacity issues in the aerospace sector. Project Report: D2.1.1_8. VIVACE project consortium, VIVACE Project website. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The business environment is changing fast and radically. Traditional capacity planning has limitations in today’s dynamic environments, particularly from a strategic perspective in the aerospace sector. This document sets out to identify the unique characteristics of the aerospace industry and compare the traditional views of capacity planning and modern concepts in SCP relevant to the sector. Key findings are summarised from an analysis of the literature on strategic capacity planning. The importance of considering demand uncertainty, technology uncertainty and supply uncertainty is highlighted. Two case studies in the aero- engine sector are presented. A collaborative virtual organisation requires Strategic Capacity Planning (SCP) that focuses not only on economies of scale but also on coordination, flexibility and responsiveness. An integrated framework for addressing SCP in the aerospace industry is presented.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords: Strategic Capacity Planning; supply chain coordination; uncertainty; aero-engine industry.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: D2.1.1_8
Depositing User: Farr, Dr Richard
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2014 12:30
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 15:26
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3358

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