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.