How do you choose the right Material Management Seminar?

Solutions and services | Mar 30, 2020 | By Satair | 4 min read

When we invest in training, it’s essential to get our money’s worth, and the best way to do that is to make sure we pick the right kind of training.

Within the scope of Airbus Material Management Services, there are different kinds of training, depending on the level of knowledge you want to achieve and the type of course you’re looking for. Picking the right type of training boils down to answering two questions:

  1. What is your level of expertise, and what do you want to learn?
  2. Are you looking for open or customised training?

So let’s look at the training from these two perspectives:

What do you want to learn?

There are two main types of seminars in Airbus Material Management Services: Core seminars and specialisation seminars. 

The Core Seminars are directly connected to your existing knowledge of material management. You select one of them, depending on your current level of expertise. 

If, on the other hand, you want to become more proficient within a specific part of your operations, then you pick one (or more) of the specialisation classes. 

Let’s take a closer look:

Core seminars

No matter if you are a newcomer to the aviation industry, someone who has worked a few years or have a lot of experience and knowledge, there are core seminars for you. So it’s easy to find one that matches your current level of expertise and job profile. 

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Level 1 – Principles of Material Management 

If you’re getting your start in material management or if you want to refresh your knowledge, Principles of Material Management is the right place to start. You will learn about best practices in the airlines spares business.

Level 2 – Material Management in Operation 

If you already have intermediate experience in the field of logistics and material management, the Material Management in Operation seminar is the one to pick. You will learn about the practical implementations of the current best practices in the airline spares business. 

Level 3 – Advanced Material Management 

The Advanced Material Management seminar is aimed at experienced professionals in aviation logistics and material management world. It focuses on cost implications in material management as well as state-of-the-art business practices. 

Specialisation seminars

For those interested in acquiring more in-depth knowledge and experience in more focused areas, Airbus Material Management Services have created several specialised seminars. They are led by Satair experts based on Airbus expertise and provide detailed insights and key learnings. 

Ground Support Equipment (GSE) & Tools Seminar

This training will provide a comprehensive overview of GSE & Tools in aircraft maintenance and planning, as well as share best practices for managing this area efficiently. 

It will also improve your GSE & Tools handling, teach you how to access tools engineering data and identify the best tool options for your business.

Material Planning and Inventory Management Seminar 

Learn how to plan and manage inventory efficiently. This seminar will teach you new methods to achieve efficient material planning and how to optimize inventory processes. 

In addition, you will learn how to identify potential savings, improved spare parts availability at an optimized cost level as well as analysing and reviewing your existing inventory.     

Transport Logistics 

The Transport Logistics Seminar focuses on the specific role and scope of a logistics service provider. You will learn how you can better support the transport part of the supply chain, and get material and spare parts from A to B in the fastest and most cost-effective way. 

In addition, you will get a clear basis to find the right solutions to manage your supply chain more efficiently and learn how to balance high service level requirements versus cost control.

Practical Information on Airbus Material Management Seminars

Additive Manufacturing in Aviation Seminars

After this seminar, you can support your company by evaluating Additive Manufacturing technology. Not only will you learn how it changes the supply chain, but you will also find out about potential savings. 

In addition, you get unique knowledge of Additive Manufacturing design, material and processes in the aviation business, tailored to your expertise level. 

Do you want open or customised training?

If you are an individual looking to advance your own knowledge, or you represent a company that wants to provide training for a limited number of employees, an open course is the best choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for training for several people and want it to take place on your own premises, then customised training is the way to go.

Open courses

This is a fixed seminar with an agenda that has been decided beforehand by Airbus Material Management Seminars, and can’t be adjusted. Both Core seminars and Specialisation seminars are available as open courses. Courses are held at pre-decided dates and locations - in Hamburg, Germany, or at locations in South East Asia, China, America and Australia. 

All airlines, as well as MRO customers and partners, can book seats at an open course. The price covers the tuition fee, training material, transport arrangements during the course, catering and a social event. 

Customised training

Our customised courses are scheduled in coordination with the customer. The content, duration and set-up is tailored according to your needs and requirements and held at your facility. 

The key benefits of customised training seminars are that they are highly efficient since we tailor them to your exact needs, you get the training at your preferred location, and you can customise the schedule. Also, you will save time and money by having the trainers come to you rather than sending your employees on a journey. 

Courses like this are part of our Spares Mobile Classroom, and work like this: 

You select topics from a list of the different modules offered by Airbus Material Management Seminars. Depending on what you believe your employees need to learn, we help you structure the seminar and also find the right trainers.

The price depends on the length of the course, as well as on the travel and accommodation costs for the Satair trainers that are involved. Up to 24 people can attend, and the higher the number, the less you pay per participant. In our experience, you need a minimum of 10 people to get a reasonable cost per attendee. So if you want to train less than that, an open course might be a better solution.