“With the differentiated approach as advised by Gordian, we met both our goals, with only limited amendments to our Inventory controls models”. René Lagendijk, Forecasting & Inventory Manager
Proponent is the largest independent aircraft parts distributor in the world. Just like many other businesses, the aerospace industry has endured a substantial blow by the COVID-19 virus. Due to a dramatic decrease in flying hours, Proponent faced a significant reduction in spare part demand with large variations per product line. In cooperation with Gordian, a segmented and tailored approach was developed.
The model developed is not a static model, supporting a once-only intervention. The COVID-19 change ratios are dynamic, in turn leading to a dynamic classification. This means that we can provide accurate stocking parameters now but also in our journey to the new normal – whatever that may be. Using that dynamic character, cashflow will be limited throughout the complete journey while still providing the best possible service to all aerospace clients.