Di Zhao, a supply chain specialist, works in procurement operations for Airbus. “We’re responsible for making our suppliers deliver on time, on quality and on cost for our production—and sometimes we’re working with the suppliers of the suppliers of the suppliers to determine the source of quality issues.” Di Zhao works with suppliers from across the world, constantly monitoring their performance and assessing their capabilities. “Aerospace is special because we have very long-term, complex products, and they’re high-value,” she says. “This demands a certain level of rigor in your daily work.”

 

ILA Air Show 2014

ILA Air Show 2014

From 20th to 25th May 2014, Airbus Group, comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters, will be at ILA Berlin Air Show 2014, one of the largest international aerospace airshows. Read more ILA Air Show 2014