Jaime Gutiérrez
Shared Service Center Head of Operations and Sr Supply Chain Manager
Incora
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Supply Chain Solutions to Increase Profitability

By Sofía Garduño | Tue, 08/23/2022 - 11:37

Q: What have been the main achievements following the merger between Wesco Aircraft and Pattonair that created Incora?

A: Following the merger, Incora is built on more than 100 years of combined supply chain expertise and delivery performance, with this solid foundation in the aerospace and defense market, strengthen the service for the industrial, pharmaceutical and marine sectors. We have grown and expanded our scope of services so customers worldwide have more options, backed by the Incora quality guarantee. The shared service center is now an important part of Incora’s operations. We always aim to exceed customers’ expectations through continuous improvement, and we have aligned this goal with our corporate strategic plans. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment that focuses on performance.

Q: How has Incora innovated to help customers in the aerospace industry simplify their processes?

A: Incora is delivering a large portfolio of products directly to the production lines with just-in-time service, creating accurate forecasts that help drive working capital down. The company thrives on innovation, meticulous execution and trust. Incora aims to continue introducing leading solutions for the supply chain. Incora uses an e-commerce platform where customers can place orders from a broad selection of standard hardware, chemicals, electronics and tooling inventory. Customers can place orders 24/7 and receive the product that same day for orders placed in-stock items . Incora also has a proprietary forecasting planning software that uses data science and machine learning to effectively manage customer demand.

Q: What have been the main issues surrounding the supply chain?

A: The market continues to be volatile but not as severe compared to the last 12 months. Supply chain remains somehow volatile due to COVID, ports lock down in Asia, sea freight rising costs and manpower availability adding now to significant shifts in the supply-demand triggered an increase in the costs of raw materials. This scenario is delaying the recovery of many manufacturers and suppliers. Despite challenges, Incora has kept in close communication with clients and deployed several strategic plans and actions directed by the CEO to reset and integrate the business to build a stronger organization for the future. With flawless execution focusing in getting the fundamentals right, and grow investing in business, people, facilities, and technology.

Q: What are the main advantages companies get when partnering with Incora?

A: We incorporate ourselves into our customers’ businesses managing all aspects of supply chain, from procurement and warehouse management to logistics and on-site customers services. We are an end-to-end supplier with over 8,000 customers that trust our services. Over 7000 suppliers, which they are not only for us vendors, but true partners

Under the service scope we strive to assure quality by embedding controls within our business management system in accordance with ISO9001, ISO14001, AS/EN9120, AS9100 and FAA AC 00-56, we add value where it matters the most to our customers through our total chemical management information system (tcmis TM), which is a proprietary web-based chemical life-cycle management platform ideal for highly regulated industries that require continuous improvement in compliance and efficiency.Incora has also the Advanced Forecasting and inventory management (Akrivis TM), this platform was specifically created to drive out inventory and cost while increasing service levels to our customers. Incora Secures Access Mobile Vending point-of-use vending solution enables zero lead time for your critical parts and also our multimodal inventory management, which is the first “warehouse-in-a-box” solution built with MRO in mind Holding over 20,000 individual parts, is a fully mobile and customizable warehouse and inventory management solution that contains all the products you need to perform critical missions.

Q: What results can your customers expect from your fourth-party logistics services, such as supply chain management?

A: We are proud to help our customers improve their on-time delivery and drive down costs. We focus on core activities and work alongside the customer to generate a customized program that helps improve their operations, reduce the number of suppliers, and lower their costs on a large scale.

 

Incora is a leading global provider of innovative supply chain solutions. With a strong foundation in aerospace, it uses its supply chain expertise to serve industrial manufacturing, marine, pharmaceutical and other sectors.

Sofía Garduño Sofía Garduño Journalist & Industry Analyst