Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Case Study

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the project plan of Boeing company about light weight aircraft with high technology. The project of this aircraft has facing several problems such as software problem that led to engine shutting down automatically, lithium ion battery that causes fire inside the aircraft and others problem that led delay in the production.
The Boeing 787 has 3 different categories which are 787-3 that has been designed to fit in 250 passengers, 2 class, short range body and with range of 2,500 to 3,050 nautical miles (4,650 to 5,650 km) because the aircraft have les market therefore it only popular in Japanese market because it adapts to local customer’s demand, 787-8 with 242 passengers seat and can fly for 13,621 km.
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The cost of delay has actually risk the project to cost for $12 billion.

1.2 Outsourcing
Upon Outsourcing from the journal article of (Forbes, 2015) Boeing made several problems in their decision to outsource their aircraft plan. The purpose is to reduce the project plan time of Dreamliner from 6 years to 4 years and cost from $10 billion to $6 billion however, the project plan does not turn out to be exactly with the plan, Boeing suffer from delay of 3 more year ahead from it planned and thus led to over budget of billions dollars.
First, Boeing trying to improve the substantiality of flying experience by using the material of aluminium, carbon and titanium that could allow to increase humidity and cabin pressure to be maintain in passenger cabin. The material help to reduce weight in the aircraft body ad thus enable 787 to fly whenever it likes
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The data loader backings the insertion of data of operational software into the appropriate avionics systems. Boeing 787 also use digital fly-by-wire system that function for flight control computers and the actuator control electronics, plus sensors to support the fly-by-wire computations. It also deliveries the mode control panels the pilot typically uses when the autopilot function is affected, as well as some batteries for backup power. The flight control electronic package includes cabinets containing computer modules and actuator control electronics modules that effectively drive the actuators, along with power conditioning modules.

1.4 Supply Chain
Boeing using just-in-time ordering, point-of-use delivery and internal kitting to streamline the product process for the uses of suppliers. The supply chain tool that Boeing uses is consumption based ordering it allows suppliers to use Boeing inventory levels with suppliers and the suppliers can use the system only when Boeing inventory levels drop under definite edges.

The value chain lets suppliers to react based on their needs and to adapt to demand of the aircraft rather than wanting the order of the Boeing. This also help to better forecast the staffing needs, schedules maintenance and perform lean

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