PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Bhd has signed an agreement to implement the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service for its A320 and A330 fleets at its bases in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
In a statement released by Airbus, the AMI service ensures the automatic and continuous replenishment of high-usage and non-repairable parts at the customer's facilities.
AirAsia is confident that the AMI service will support the company and its associated company AirAsia X in paving the way for low-cost aviation through innovative solutions and efficient processes.
"With AMI, we will minimise our spares investment costs while maximising delivery of parts when needed," said Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin, group head of engineering of AirAsia.
AirAsia is the fourth customer in the region to choose the AMI automated inventory management solution, which works to reduce inventory holding costs.
This is done by capturing material consumption information in real-time and automatically triggering replenishment orders within the agreed inventory levels, the service guarantees high on-shelf part availability while decreasing the overall inventory stock level.