April 18, 2023

How can aerospace companies stay competitive

It might be strange for an industrial distribution company to call out how aerospace companies can stay competitive. But there’s a reason it’s worth covering — industrial supplies, coating and finishing equipment, compressed air systems, and assembly tool companies have many intersection points to aerospace businesses.

And it’s in our national interest to American aerospace companies stay on top. It matches our mission – to be the catalyst to help U.S. companies and people grow.

Here are a few of the areas we can help your mission to reach space.

Reduce costs

Aerospace companies have to deal with high production costs due to the complex and highly regulated nature of the industry. Managing costs and maintaining profitability can be a significant challenge. The right industrial distribution partner can provide good, better, and best options in a variety of price points to help keep costs down.

Tapes, adhesives, compressors, assembly tools, and coating and finishing equipment have many suppliers that can meet tough specifications and regulations. A partner will provide options that meet your specifications as well as price.

Increase safety and compliance

OSHA, ISO certifications, and more — the aerospace industry is heavily regulated, and companies must comply with strict standards. Failing to comply with regulations can lead to costly fines and damage a company’s reputation. Worse, safety issues can actually hurt your workforce.

A partner will provide options that meet safety requirements, related documentation needed, various safety gear (from eye protection to protective apparel to spill containment), and process ideas to keep your workforce safer. At Elevated, we also have ideas on ergonomics, reducing long-term damage to workers while enabling them to have the tools to complete necessary work.

Keep innovating

Aerospace companies are continuously evolving, investing in research and development to stay competitive. You need to stay one step ahead of foreign competitors. Our race to settle humans on Mars, travel again to the moon, and more demand innovation.

Innovation is also happening in compressed air, coating and finishing, industrial supplies, and assembly tools, too. For example, the newly released Weld-On 46C is an adhesive game-changer for manufacturing that aerospace may want to take advantage of. Oil-free compressors are just as powerful and meet needed environmental standards as well as reduce air quality issues.

The right industrial distribution partner knows how materials are evolving. They listen to what you need to do and get you the right tools and supplies to get it done.

Stay ahead of the supply chain

Aerospace companies rely on a global supply chain, and disruptions or delays can cause significant production delays and cost overruns. (The COVID pandemic was proof of this.) Companies must manage their supply chain effectively to ensure the timely delivery of components and raw materials.

Again, the right partner has multiple vendors to navigate supply issues successfully. Even if there are preferences for supplies, substitutes could work and might even save money. Better still, some industrial distribution partners, such as Elevated, can provide managed inventory to ensure you always have the supplies you need, when you need them.

Trust Elevated as your partner

Overall, the aerospace industry is highly complex, and companies must navigate a range of challenges to remain competitive. But getting vendors who are American-based partners, helping you meet your objectives is what companies need. Industrial distribution partners can look for reducing costs, managing your inventory, ensuring you meet safety regulations, and continue innovating. It’s in fact why Elevated is in business.

Elevated has spent 60+ years helping businesses just like yours save time, reduce costs, and improve quality. Our goal is to make your company more efficient and effective.

Tami Matthews
Author: Tami Matthews
Tami Matthews is the Director of Marketing at Elevated Industrial Solutions. She’s spent 20+ years in marketing, focusing on writing, public relations, digital marketing, and content marketing. Before coming to Elevated in December 2020, she worked for a number of high-tech companies. Writing is one of her favorite pastimes. In her spare time, she volunteers for a number of causes including the Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy working on the PTO. She also hikes with her husband and begrudging daughter.
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