Luxatia International conference with Marris Consulting & Embraer

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Luxatia International conference - Aviation MRO - 22nd & 23rd of November 2018, in Frankfurt (Germany)

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  • From 22nd to 23rd of November 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

  • A conference by Fernando Bertrand and Philip Marris

Registrations are no longer available for this event

Intervenants MRO Summit

The Embraer Executive Jet Services and Marris Consulting conference


The Embraer Executive Jet Services center is the maintenance support for the Embraer Executive fleet for Europe Middle East & Africa. Located in Le Bourget, France, the center implemented Critical Chain Project Management to reduce aircraft downtimes. From an average of 9 weeks, the team cut the Turn-Around Time by over 40% and reduced by 50% the labor hours per job without compromising quality.

Dynamic scheduling, which takes into account the uncertainties and variability that are unavoidable in this type of activity, enables them to meet the commitments promised to customers. By setting up the Fever Chart Portfolio for the whole hangar, the Embraer team has a clear visibility of the progress of the work and a calm management environment.

The conference presented the successes, challenges and next steps of this transformation.

Conference material 

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The Aviation MRO Summit


On 22nd and 23rd of November 2018 was hold the third edition of the Luxatia International MRO Aviation Conference, in Frankfurt, Germany.

The event emphasizes the meaning of connectivity and new technologies that are helping the ever-changing aviation industry to improve MRO services and take advantage of modern solutions.

The purpose of the conference was to create a perfect atmosphere conducive to
developing strategies and learning new technologies for future success, while encouraging active networking.

The key points dealt with during the conference:

  • Digitalization and the future of the aftermarket

  • Regional and Global Aviation MRO Trends

  • Using the Critical Chain approach in MRO

  • Emerging technologies and digitalization of services

  • MRO logistics: Best practices and efficient inventory management

  • Viewpoints on Intellectual Property battle over maintenance manuals

  • New innovative automated inspection techniques

  • Maintenance planning and workflow support on last minute repairs

  • Use of IoT smart sensors for maximizing efficiency

Few words about the speakers 

Fernando Bertrand

Fernando Bertrand
Maintenance Engineering & Planning Manager, Embraer Le Bourget

He leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers in charge of Embraer’s EMEA MRO activity.

He led the Critical Chain implementation in Embraer Le Bourget and was instrumental in obtaining the results. He was the key actor in redefining and simplifying the Work Breakdown Structure and ensuring the success of the initial pilot and subsequent roll out to all the facility.

His responsibilities cover: contributing to the sales process, planning and execution, engineering and technical standards and policies, managing and negotiating “findings” with clients, recruiting, administration and management of part of the facility.

He also leads Lean Six Sigma improvement projects within the
Embraer Entrepreneurial Excellence Program. He has a long standing interest in the Theory of Constraints and is certified in the Logical Thinking Process by Bill Dettmer.


Philip Marris

Founder and CEO of Marris Consulting, management consulting firm focused on industrial activities based in Paris. He has led more than 200 missions in many different industries over more than 30 years, among his customers: ArcelorMittal, Ariane Group, Autoliv, Embraer, GSK, Louis Vuitton, McDonald's, Proctor & Gamble, Safran, Siemens, SKF, SNCF, Thales, Valeo , ...

A Lean practitioner since 1984 and a Theory of Constraints practitioner since 1986, he worked from 1993 to 2002 in various large consulting companies as Head of Operations in Industry for France and Europe (+200 consultants). He is the author of the book "Management by the Constraints", French bestseller dealing with Theory Of Constraints / TOC.

MRO Summit Luxatia International 2018

Watch a preview of the previous edition, in Berlin in November 2017

About Marris Consulting

Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean, ToC & CCPM training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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