Peter Requa, director of business practices for AirTran Airways, is thrilled by the 24.5 percent inventory reduction he's been able to score by taking the chance on an integrated asset management program with Goodrich Aerostructures for the carrier's Boeing 717 and 737 nacelles. Xavier Bethune, senior director of procurement and operations for Continental Airlines, has been less than thrilled with any and all of the pitches for similar bundled services. "I don't see how an outside ...


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