HE AIRLINE INDUSTRY HAS MADE LARGE STRIDES in improving the efficiency of its maintenance, repair and overhaul materials supply chain but much work remains to be done, say experts, particularly in comparison to performance of other industries.
Progress can be measured by the fact that the MRO spares inventory has not increased over the past decade despite the growth in the fleet.
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