Supply chain woes leave Boeing, Airbus struggling to deliver

Supply Chain Dive | July 17, 2018

Supply chain woes leave Boeing, Airbus struggling to deliver
Boeing, the top airplane manufacturer, and Airbus, a close No. 2, plan to deliver a combined 1,600 airliners this year, more than double the number completed in 2000, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Delays and shortfalls, however, have plagued airplane manufacturers. Airbus has missed airliner delivery deadlines, leading airlines to cancel flights and use older, less fuel-efficient aircraft as replacements.
Meanwhile, Boeing faces supplier shortfalls. While Boeing has not yet missed deliveries, the company has dealt with delays of its Max 737 planes due to engines and wing and fuselage components.

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With customers in 37 countries and a pool of 225 million reusable plastic containers (RPCs), IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging systems for fresh food. For the past 20 years, Waitrose has relied on IFCO's products to make fresh food distribution as efficient as possible.

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