Makes European Commitment with New Parts Distribution
Raytheon Aircraft Parts Inventory and Distribution (RAPID) is
duplicating its success with its Dallas parts distribution center
by opening a new parts distribution center in Liege, Belgium to
serve Beechcraft and Hawker customers in Europe.
"RAPID’s new distribution site in Liege will raise the
standard for aircraft parts delivery in Europe. We are committing
our resources to Europe," said Ed Dolanski, Vice President –
Customer Support Business for Raytheon Aircraft.
RAPID has amassed 10,000 parts – both proprietary and
aftermarket – to be distributed by PFSweb,company that
develops and deploys integrated business infrastructure solutions
and fulfillment services for Fortune 1000, Global 2000 and brand
name companies in Europe and North America.
"With PFSweb fulfillment solution
and management of express carriers providing same-day and next-day
shipping, our customers throughout Europe will see a dramatic
improvement in parts availability for their Beechcraft and Hawker
aircraft," said Dolanski.
RAPID’s new solution in PFSweb’s fully automated
distribution center is located near Liege Airport, which is served
by several air express cargo companies. PFSweb’s solution
will include warehouse management, product receipt and inspection,
order fulfillment and IT integration.
The PFSweb Liege facility has the following features:
- 150,000 square feet of space
- Maintains 15,000 shelf/flow rack/static bin locations
- Maintains 8,000 bulk/pallet locations
- Capacity per eight hour shift is 10,000 lines
- JD Edwards Warehouse Management System
- Radio Frequency Deployment
- Rapistan (Rapid Route) Conveyor System
- Rapistan (Rapid Pick) Pick to Light System
- Automated Carrier Labeling/Manifesting
The establishment of a European
parts distribution center is part of series of improvements in
Raytheon Aircraft Customer Support, and more specifically, the
Dallas parts distribution center. During the last two years the
organization has significantly raised parts availability and
same-day shipping, as well as lowered Aircraft-on Ground averages
from 14 days to 13 hours.
The organization has also established a Platinum Standard for
the company’s fixed-base operations and Authorized Service
Centers, and created such innovations as the Worldwide Inventory
Network (WIN), a web-based system that allows customers to view the
company’s entire parts inventory -- and nearly 100,000
additional part numbers from WIN partners – and order parts
from either source.
"We’re getting great feedback from our customers that
confirms that our efforts are raising industry standards," said
Dolanski. "Our goal is to offer such excellent service that
customers will never go anywhere else to buy their aircraft."