Engineering is a complex and expensive activity that has always been at the heart of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. But in recent years, it has become harder to bring the right engineering capabilities to bear in the right place at the right time, as the industry has faced up to mounting challenges ranging from talent shortages to offset requirements, and from cost pressures to an aging workforce.
Such trends have seen A&D companies across the world buy a growing range and volume of engineering services from external providers, as a way to gain cost-effective access to the skills and capacity they need. But to date, many questions about the industry’s sourcing of engineering services have remained unanswered.
Our A&D client experience and engagements over many years have consistently shown that the fastest and most effective way to achieve these transformational steps is by collaborating with an experienced and trusted provider: one whose knowledge and understanding encompasses the A&D industry, the vital role of engineering capabilities for A&D companies, and the market for sourcing those capabilities at high levels of quality and confidentiality and low cost.
To meet A&D companies’ complex and changing needs, Accenture has developed a value proposition that leverages our leading on-shore engineering capabilities, supported by - and integrated with - our Global Delivery Network of over 50 centers worldwide. As a result, we are able to provide engineering solutions that are tailored to each client’s needs in terms of cost, quality, skills and confidentiality, while simultaneously helping the client sustain, preserve and develop core engineering competencies in-house.