Following a thorough diagnosis, in which some major suppliers had contributed, Airbus has launched an initiative to boost Supplier Quality Performance, covering all flying product commodities. It has been decided a shift from a reactive to a more preventive culture in order to ensure final customer satisfaction.
The project END TO END SUPPLY CHAIN QUALITY MANAGEMENT aims at bringing more resources, experience and expertise into the Airbus team involved in Supply Chain and Quality management from supplier selection through design to in-service. In particular, this company-wide project encompasses creation of new jobs and positions in Procurement Supply Chain and Quality management, and also in other functions (such as Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality). Relevant methods & processes will also be adapted to systematically apply standards (such as APQP), focus on
manufacturability and quality in early design and better take into account final customers' perspective throughout the value chain.