On Thursday October 12th the NAG (in collaboration with the DGTA) organised its third Aero Engine Round Table session of 2017. The Round Table was held at the Kuehne + Nagel engine services facility in Velsen-Noord around the theme “Innovation in internal & external logistics” and was attended by more than 25 delegates.
Rob Droog (Kuehne + Nagel) kicked off with a presentation around value added services for engine storage followed by Peter Rietdijk (Avio-Diepen, now renamed Proponent) who gave an overview of the latest logistic innovations considered by spare parts distributors. Subsequently, in break-out groups, the participants discussed the challenges faced by logistics companies to remain competitive and how new logistic concepts can contribute to a company’s continuity and competitivity. Topics included amongst others the involvement of start-ups, 3D printing, cooperation within the value chain, virtual reality, and the true impact of value-added services. The insights shared covered a broad range of participants’ working experiences thereby contributing greatly to the liveliness of the ensuing plenary discussion.
The Round Table was concluded with a shop tour and networking session, thus allowing for a more one-on-one sharing of opinions, experiences and business cards.
The Round Table was made possible by a topsector HTSM TKI grant.