Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma is the home of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), the center of the Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC) aircraft, engine, missile, software and avionics management and maintenance centers.
European aerospace service provider Spectech has been offering radio frequency identification functionality as part of its parts-management solution to European companies for the past nine years. This summer, the company is opening a new office in Seattle to better access new North American customers.
On paper, one would think that integrating the supply chains for two maintenance organizations would be easy. Just look for areas where there is duplicated effort and inventory, rationalize those operations and realize the savings. But in practice, it's a very different matter.