The works focuses on the issue of risk in supply chains of aeronautical industries and aims to develop and set up a toolkit to measure suppliers’ criticalities as well as related impacts on the programmes involving them. Starting from the qualitative procedures generally adopted to estimate risk in supply chain and stated that so-acquired results are approximate and subjective, the work consisted in setting up a fine analysis of criticalities for fifteen operational areas of the supplier (manufacturing, technology, human resources, tooling, finance, market, investments, and so on), which provided a list of major risks per area. Specific indicators have been set up to monitor weak signals that anticipate criticalities and measure risks accordingly. Moreover, specific indicators have been defined able to track risk’s impact on a specific aeronautical programme. Single weights have been assigned to risk’s indicator, single risks and impacts as well as supplier’s areas in order to take in account their contribute to define the position of the supplier into the risk vs. impact map,
The work has been carried out at the Alenia Aeronautica Purchase Department where the risk analysis tool has been applied to a group of suppliers involved in the main aeronautical programmes. Results have been shared with the program managers and contingency actions discussed.