Aerospace & Defense

Challenges in aviation, space, & defense logistics can be complex. GEODIS offers the right solutions, at every stage of your supply chain, while ensuring confidentiality.

Exceptional agility and risk management

End-to-end global supply chain visibility

Logistics tailored to the unique nature of the products

Continuous investment into innovative concepts

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Lift-off into a new era of aerospace & defense logistics

For 20+ years, GEODIS has workeded with aerospace and defense customers.  

 

We understand the exceptional nature of critical & day-to-day services and products in your sector. And our transportation & logistics solutions are tailored to fit.  

 

Worry no more about downtime or delay in parts. You can rely on our exceptional logistics planning, on-time execution, full compliance, and seamless coordination.  

 

We are also firmly committed to product security during global shipment, storage, maintenance, and repair. 

GEODIS, leveraging the latest technologies in the Aerospace and Defense sectors

Complex Project Management

GEODIS creates personalized transport, customs, & logistics solutions for aerospace & defense customers. This will ensure flexible & highly responsive operations.  

Customs Formalities

GEODIS is a specialist in the customs clearance of sensitive products. We also offer tailored services such as control towers that reduce needless customs costs & delays. 

Logistics Consulting, Flow Management and Control Tower

Gain a tailored vision for the global flow of aerospace & defense operations with GEODIS via supply chain data analysis for better purchase order management.

Managing Maintenance Logistics

We offer various transport solutions throughout the repair cycle: Aircraft On Ground, Critical, Routine, and Reverse Logistics.

Production Logistics

Grow your production rates with innovative and agile on-site logistics services perfectly integrated to your organization.

Responsible solutions

GEODIS offers the highest quality of products & services in line with its CSR commitments (environment, social & societal, & ethics), across your value chain.

Committed to logistics agility and efficiency

Growing aerospace & defense production rates demand accelerated flows, space optimization, and end-to-end visibility to meet shipping commitments. This is why greater agility & higher capacities for innovation are important. This is where GEODIS logistics resources and expertise can help. Learn the benefits of partnering with us by speaking to Olivier Cunz.

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Frequently asked questions

Aerospace logistics involves all the steps required to move and store goods (including finished goods, spare parts, and components) within the aerospace and defense supply chain. When done right, it ensures on-time delivery and the meeting of aerospace contract terms. 

  • Lack of control and visibility across the global supply chain. 
  • Geo-political & geo-environmental issues that affect the flow of goods. 
  • Heavy dependency on a few suppliers or carriers to deliver parts of goods, which reduces aerospace supply chain resilience. 
  • Handling & storage of large goods. 
  • Lack of workers skilled in managing these technical goods. 
  • Inability to intelligently forecast & meet market demand.  

The aeronautical industry is predicted to grow at a CAGR value of 25.5% from 2022 to 2027. To cash in on this growth momentum, it would benefit to partner with a technology-enabled aerospace logistics provider that has a global reach, expertise in your sector, ability to forecast the future trends, and offer the right operational outlook.  

  • Build & execute a comprehensive & agile aerospace logistics plan. 
  • Coordinate with a network of suppliers, carriers, and third-party providers of aerospace logistics services. 
  • Maintaining control over inventory levels and transport flows. 
  • Create contingency plans to manage the logistics flow in case of disruptions a. 
  • Regularly analyze logistics performance to adjust the aerospace logistics execution. 

In aerospace logistics, there are 3 tiers of suppliers that support aerospace OEMs and the military:  Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. Tier 3 manufactures the basic components that are sent to tier 2 companies that assemble these components into subsystems. From here the subsystems are sent to tier 1 suppliers who build  major components or systems that are shipped to the OEMS.