Let's face it, shipping aircraft components to and from the facility is vital for your aircraft maintenance planning projects. But without a clear strategy, money may be leaking out in sudden places. Who enjoys wasteful spending? Not me personally and I will bet you do not either.
Think about how much you spend and ask yourself how excited you would be if you can lower the cost by 25%. Of course, it is. Utilize these 3 tips and save money on your own Ship Maintenance planning initiatives:
This doesn't apply to imports that are pressing, but it does apply to everything else.
According to Industry Week, a life science firm identified a 13% freight cost economies by"… analyzing logistics administration processes and finding opportunities to increase consolidation of imports".
SINOTECH Marine combine all outgoing fix management contracts and aircraft test projects. It's a wise solution to what could be an out of control cost expenditure.
2) Negotiate rates based on volume
Don't let your freight forwarders or express couriers dictate your initial cost. Give them a prediction of how much you are going to be sent to a particular location and have them give you a volume discount.
We just recently did so with FedEx. We gave them our operating averages to certain locations and they extended an express rate discount over 5 percent. Not bad!
3) Reuse packaging, but do not let protection suffer
All you have to do is dedicate a little section in your shipping floor with this reuse. This will help save you time and cash rather than having to continually purchase new shipping material.