The Use of the Sap System in the Aviation Industry: a Case Study of Mtu Aero Engines Poland

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THE USE OF THE SAP SYSTEM IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY:
A CASE STUDY OF MTU AERO ENGINES POLAND

WITOLD MOTYKA

A Research Project Report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of BSc (Hons) Logistics, School of Applied Sciences, The University of Huddersfield, 2011.

ABSTRACT

This study examines the actual situation of the aviation industry in Europe in terms of SAP system implementation. Research was undertaken into the theory of the aviation industry, aviation logistics and importance of SAP system in the industry. There is no doubt that aviation logistics is very complex sophisticated. This study analyses the aviation supply chain and highlights the importance of SAP system in the industry.
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in supply chain 11

2.2 Enterprise Resource Planning 12

2.3 Selection of a suitable ERP system 13

2.4 SAP as the Enterprise Resource Planning system 14

2.5 The ERP system implementation process 15

2.6 SAP system implementation 17

3 AVIATION MARKET IN EUROPE 20

3.1 Aviation industry in Europe overview 20

3.2 MRO service providers and OEMs in aviation industry 23

3.3 Economic downturn impact on aviation industry 25

4 DATA ANALYSIS 27

4.1 MTU Company overview 27

4.2 SAP system implementation at MTU Aero Engines 33

4.3 SAP effects on logistics at MTU Aero Engines 37

5 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 40

5.1 Conclusions and Implications 40

5.2 Research Limitations 42

5.3 Recommendations for further research 43

BIBLIOGRAPHY 45

APPENDIX A QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN 49

LIST OF FIGURES

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FIGURE 2.1 Information sharing with ERP 13

FIGURE 2.2 ERP implementation process 16

FIGURE 3.1 Air traffic in Europe 22

FIGURE 3.2 Projected MRO commercial and military projects 24

FIGURE 3.3 MRO companies by revenue 25

FIGURE 4.1 MTU’s corporate strategy house 28

FIGURE 4.2 Business process model introduced at MTU 29

FIGURE 4.3 MTU’s financial performance over 2009 year 31

FIGURE 4.4 MTU Aero Engines key financial data for 2008, 2009 32

FIGURE 4.5 MTU’s position on the aero engines

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