Gaining altitude with PwC

March 2012
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Gaining altitude with PwC

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Aerospace and defense executives should increase their value chain visibility, manage demand variability and increase velocity increase profitability. Seeing and managing can improve the cost structure and schedule of any program.

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Thank you for visiting "Gaining Altitude with PwC." In this series of whitepapers, we will share with you our insights that we gain from working with you and your peers, customers and suppliers in the ever changing dynamics of the global value chain for aerospace and defense. Our insights will cover all aspects of the program lifecycle: program strategy; bid and proposal; design, engineering and planning; field sustainment; program delivery; IT effectiveness and cross phase processes.

We have identified dozens of topics that we hear you asking about across the value chain and we're gathering our input on these from around the globe. There are, of course, some broad themes such as defense program affordability, commercial program supplier rate readiness, program management effectiveness, and global compliance and security.

Our acquisitions over the past three years of certain BearingPoint businesses, Diamond Technology Consulting and PRTM Management Consulting have significantly expanded our ability to bring senior industry talent to drive holistic solutions to A&D industry challenges. You will hear from these new PwC leaders over the coming months. Please come back and visit this site for additional insights, or contact us if you need your "topic" accelerated.

Issue 1: Supply chain and manufacturing: Focus on three "Vs" to improve supply chain management

Aerospace and defense executives should increase their value chain visibility, better manage demand variability and increase velocity to help improve profitability in today’s market. Being able to see what inventory is in the pipeline and manage it effectively and efficiently is a valuable means to managing the cost structure and schedule of any program.

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