Tuesday 26 January 2016

AvSMART.aero for Buyers

AvSMART.aero was created from the frustration of an aviation buyer sending hundreds of paper self-audits to suppliers and receiving quality department non-conformances when this information was not received in a timely manner.

We all have different priorities, certainly AOG or critical purchases take priority over maintaining the approved supplier list, and in the rush to keep aircraft flying, the approved suppliers list can be neglected or overlooked.  Wouldn't it be perfect to find all your suppliers and their approvals in one place, be able to select them for your unique company approved supplier list, receive automatic updates as they happen, and give access to others within your company so you all use the same list?  Whilst we can't yet promise that every aviation supplier is on board, by using "New Suppier Request" from your FOC MyAvSMART account, you can encourage all of your suppliers to register, making life easier, and smarter, for all concerned.

Our "Smartlink" from ILSmart, the world's longest established aviation spares marketplace, means that any supplier with the AvSMART logo in the "Self-audit" column, is also registered at AvSMART. Consequently, in an AOG situation you can buy with confidence from a new supplier. More on this in a future blog.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

AvSMART.aero for Suppliers

Whether you're an OEM, MRO, supplier, vendor or distributor, you will be asked on a regular basis to complete supplier self-audits or vendor surveys.  Not only will you complete the same information for numerous buyers, you will be asked to repeat the same number of forms at least every 2 years, and you will need to notify all of your customers in between times, any time you make a change to anything on the form or whenever you gain new approvals.

In completing just one form, and uploading your approval certificates, at www.avsmart.aero you can sit back and relax, and using the "Alert my buyers" tab within MyAVSMART, you can tell all of your customers exactly where to find your self-audit and approvals.  They will be automatically notified whenever you make updates, so no need for you to waste any time conveying the information repeatedly to each buyer. An extra benefit is the ability to link your ILSmart inventory and capability directly to your AvSMART.aero self-audit, thereby satisfying prospective new customers that you have all the right approvals and quality procedures in place, with real potential of increasing sales.

Monday 11 January 2016

Approved 4 Business now AvSMART.aero.

What's in a name? Well quite a lot, we believe, so our new name, AvSMART.aero, is an acronym of exactly what we're about - Aviation Supplier Monitoring and Approvals in Real Time. Suppliers complete just one self-audit available for buyers internationally to view, select and monitor. There is no more need for endless, repetitive paper forms and new updates are communicated as soon as they are made.

Along with the new name comes a shiny new website, where you can register and update your self audit and approvals by login and password.  This "Next Generation" system saves time over the "Classic" since you can update at any time, from anywhere in the world, by login and password, without requesting a link. If you've yet to create, or have forgotten, a password, please go to www.avsmart.aero, click on "Your self-audit", "create" or "update", and then on "Forgot my password".  And if you've yet to discover the time-saving, smart way to show off and select supplier self-audits and approvals, please take a look at the whizzy new site, www.avsmart.aero.