Supply Chain Optimisation

What happens when an airport’s fuel operations are at risk – such as when a new airport or airport at the end of its fuel concession agreement cannot attract a sufficient number of interested fuel suppliers?

There is no guarantee that an airport can meet its demand for fuel – under any scenario. So how robust are your operations?

Assessing the supply chain

Supply chain optimisation should not be a fix but a continuous process which helps avoid problems before they need fixing. When you’ve identified a problem, there may already be insufficient fuel available to support the airport’s needs. Optimisationneeds to be a regular, pro-active task.

Supply chain optimisation from eJet will assess the robustness of the supply chain. With so many variations in supply and interested parties across different parts of the supply chain, this is becoming increasingly complicated.

We will identify:

  • weaknesses and strengths across the supply chain
  • risks and how they should be mitigated
  • when and how remedies should be implemented.

Engaging eJet at the outset

Unlike the situation of past decades when supply chains were the same from one year to another, fuel is now likely to come from a number of different sources over the course of the year with multiple parties involved in fragmented supply chains.

  • How do these different supply chain entities relate to one another?
  • How does the airport guarantee that all of them are going to function at all times?
  • How will supply be affected by a natural disaster, economic downturn or other problem outside of your or your suppliers’ control?
  • Do you have mandatory stock levels (compulsory stock obligations) and are they constraining operations or affecting the bottom line?

eJet can assess and model how this would affect your operations. Our benchmark is to ensure you have sufficient and appropriate number of days’ supply and we can use high-level modelling techniques to identify risks and contingencies.

  • See our case study on Hong Kong in 2016