While the overall global economic recovery continues at an uncertain pace, the rapid growth of commercial aviation orders from 2010 to 2012 has brought opportunities and challenges to the global aerospace industry. The industry’s rapid, intense contraction during the recession hit hardest within the supply base. Suppliers consolidated, reduced capacity and in many cases ceased operation altogether.
Yet the retrenchment of the supply base places aerospace industry growth at risk. Suppliers’ ability to quickly meet surging demand for multiple customers on time, completely and at expected levels of quality is the most fragile component of the aerospace recovery. The health of the supply base has moved to the top of the agenda for original equipment integrators and tier one suppliers alike.
Through its work with integrators and tier one suppliers Accenture has developed the perspective and tools to help Aerospace and Defense companies effectively manage the multiple tiers of the supply chain. Accenture works with our clients to design, deploy, and manage:
Initial supplier evaluation and direct material sourcing
Supply chain risk management
Supplier quality management, eg. first article inspection
Cross-supply chain product data management
Supplier improvement programs, e.g. lean, systems integration
Multi-tier supply chain visibility and coordination.
Accenture’s perspective and capabilities are built on our experience working across the Aerospace and Defense industry and with the companies and governments that operate the industry’s products.
Accenture provides targeted consulting services, implements contemporary technologies, and runs managed services that address the critical issues facing Aerospace and Defense companies as they work with their suppliers to support industry growth. We provide our services individually and in combination to suit our clients’ specific requirements and help them attain their targeted business outcomes.
Multi-tier supply chain visibility
ERP and supplier integration
First article inspection
Accenture is focused on helping our Aerospace and Defense clients meet the challenges of industry growth by providing the know-how, tools, and infrastructure to manage the extended industry supply base.