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BAE Systems Australia develops new supply chain system

20 March 2019
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BAE Systems Australia has teamed with a domestic industry organisation to develop a system to enhance supply chain integration, the company announced on 18 March.

The approach will be tested on the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) new Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.

BAE Systems Australia said it will develop the “digitised” supply chain system in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), which was established in 2015 as part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centre Initiative.

The new system will avoid the requirement to use “expensive, proprietary software, which is currently one of the major barriers to Australian SME [small and medium-sized enterprises] manufacturers participating in global supply chains”, it added.

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