From The Archives: Supply Chain Hot Spots

MRO supply chains are morphing, according to columnist and vice president in ICF SH&E, Kevin Michaels. In the February 24, 2014 issue, he wrote that over the last decade the trend was for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)to send as much activity as possible to low-cost countries to make the most of cheaper labor costs.

These countries included China, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey and North Africa and it led to aerospace business clusters in those areas.

He added: "But a funny thing happened on the way to the future. Chinese labor rates increased significantly." 

If you're a subscriber you can read the full article on page 15 of the February 24, 2014 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology Learn more about the aerospace clusters in South America where the pace of development has been "torrid".

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