Indirect Suppliers

The aerospace industry is characterized by its strict quality standards and small volumes, demanding complex processes that in some cases can be considered almost artisanal and often require advanced technologies and significant specialization. For some, these requirements represent an attractive business opportunity. For others, they are nearly insurmountable entry barriers. The Mexican aerospace sector currently lacks a sustainable Tier 3 and 4 base to support existing OEMs and Tier 1 and 2 companies. Consolidating a supply chain that can facilitate and enhance manufacturing is a priority for the sector.

This chapter will analyze gaps in the existing supply chain and opportunities for Tier 3 and 4 suppliers and the hurdles they must face to incorporate into the aerospace supply chain and effort from governments, third parties and regulators to support and facilitate their entrance.