The past decade has seen the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) supply base assume increased responsibility from original equipment integrators from design, to manufacturing, to assembly. Simultaneously, integrators have reduced the number of suppliers they work with and asked those they retain to increase efficiency and reduce cost.
This is a great deal to ask, even in the best of times. Yet for a supply base slowly emerging from the economic downturn, these are far from normal times. As integrators place greater responsibility in the hands of the supply base, it is incumbent upon them to effectively predict, identify, and mitigate risk across the multi-tier A&D supply chain.
Accenture works with integrators and suppliers across the A&D product life cycle to manage the challenges of the multi-tier supply chain.