Boeing moves aircraft spare parts as it adjusts to Brexit

The airline manufacturing company is moving its aircraft spare parts to cushion on supply problems expected post-Brexit.

Boeing Source: Bloomberg

Aircraft manufacturing company Boeing has been moving some of its plane parts between its distribution centres in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world to cushion on supply problems expected post-Brexit.

Mr Ken Shaw, the head of supply chain management for Boeing’s services business told Reuters at the Australian International Airshow the firm is having spare parts ‘positioned in the right place(s)’.

‘We are continuously looking at the demand signals because we didn't have to worry about it before between the London distribution centre and shipping a part to France. Now we are having to be more purposeful, so we are redistributing inventory,’ Mr Shaw said.

Other aerospace firms are spending quite a bit of funds to move their inventories as the industry relies on a connected supply chain and parts distribution centres.

Last month, British multi-national engineering firm Rolls-Royce moved its jet engine designs to Germany to skip regulatory delays or any disruption on sales after Brexit.

Brexit not expected to impact Boeing’s manufacturing shipments

The impact on Brexit to Boeing’s manufacturing meanwhile, is low, claims Mr Shaw, as the parts from Britain are shipped to the United States and other countries rather than to Europe.

‘We are in pretty good shape but we have moved some parts around and we have done some redistribution to put things where we needed to just in case. We are about as ready as we can be not knowing what the outcome is going to be,’ he added.


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