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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Boeing to Help Thai Airways Enhance Efficiency

Joy Finnegan

Boeing announced that Thai Airways International has acquired  their materials-management and maintenance systems. Thai Airways becomes the 11th customer of Boeing's Integrated Materials Management, a program under which Boeing manages supplier-owned inventory at airline maintenance locations. The program promotes reduced inventory holding and reduces supply-chain management costs for the airline. Thai Airways will only pay for parts as it uses them, thereby reducing inventory holding costs and improving its return on assets. Boeing takes responsibility for purchasing, inventory management and logistics of the carrier's expendable aircraft parts. In addition, Thai Airways will use Maintenance Performance Toolbox to streamline maintenance on its Boeing fleet of Classic 737s, 747-400s and 777s.

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