When I meet with ILS on becoming a AskBob sponsor I was surprised how much they offered GA and that they were not the ILS I thought I knew. At my request they have sent me the following small primer on ILS and the GA market.
Over the years, Inventory Locator Service has built a reputation as the world’s most active marketplace for aviation parts, but what you don’t know about ILS might surprise you. It’s no secret the majority of companies that use the ILS Marketplace (ILSmart) operate in commercial, defense or business aviation, but through product development and new partnerships our services are positioned to help more General Aviation companies prosper than ever before.
ILS understands that completing procurement processes, meeting regulations and maintaining business operations are laborious and time-consuming for FBOs, repair stations, flight schools, and corporate flight departments because critical information in the aviation industry has always been segmented. You have to search site after site and contact multiple companies to secure the required information. Now, imagine if all the data you needed was one click away.
Did you know the 1-Click Locator on ILSmart can find all the airworthiness directives, unauthorized parts notices, parts availabilities, PMAs and MRO capabilities you need through one quick search?
ILS’ mission is to aggregate all the data you need into one user-friendly site so you don’t have to spend hours or sometimes days searching for it. And this includes items you never thought ILS could help you find: oils and lubricants, deicing solutions, decals, and of course instruments, parts, and services. Last week, a single keyword search for Cessna returned:
- 1296 different parts
- 299 Repair capabilities
- 65 Suppliers
- 17,559 PMA listings
- 635 Ads
- 7 Unapproved Parts Notices (UPN)
- And even two Cessna T Shirts, size Mens, Large…
In addition to finding sources and information, your company can list your inventory or surplus to the largest Aviation buying community in the world or selectively to your private trading partners only using ILS Select?
This option allows your company to share information regarding what you have to sell to trusted partners without tedious and repetitive listing, searching and emails. It also eliminates the chance of dealing with unknown, problem-causing entities.
Did you know ILS offers Supply Chain Management Solutions that can help your FBO or repair station manage inventory, sales, procurement, and repair order processes?
Companies often use multiple systems to manage their business, from sourcing sites to separate inventory and MRO software solutions. ILS’ SCM suite simplifies the complexity. ILS SCM is also fully integrated with ILSmart, automating tasks such as updating your inventory listing, re-entering RFQs and quotes into your backend system and logging into a separate site for part sourcing.
Do you know the aftermarket for your parts or what your inventory is worth? How about the number of people who are looking for your surplus material? All these questions can be answered by using the ILS Inventory eValuator.
You can use Inventory eValuator to:
- Manage your surplus inventory
- Analyze market trends
- Determine the demand of your parts
Do you subscribe to ATP? What if companies like ATP and ILS had integrated systems? Would combining your ATP parts research with ILS availability and information make things easier for you in your day-to-day operations?
ILS is always looking for ways to help General Aviation companies by facilitating information sharing, providing a lower cost of entry into the ILS network, and adding the information and services that you need.
For more information on ILS, call 800-233-3414 (U.S.A.) or 901-794-5000 (International), email your questions to [email protected], or visit our site ILSMart.com
Manager, Marketing Services
Inventory Locator Service