Gaining altitude with PwC

March 2014
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Gaining altitude with PwC

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Sensitive mission programs require customized defense technologies to support time-sensitive mission needs, pressuring the industry to remain profitable on small product runs. Aerospace and defense companies should identify opportunities that meet sensitive mission program requirements with symmetrical and atypical demand.

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Issue 9 – Twelve considerations for suppliers to profitably produce sensitive mission program products with asymmetrical demand

Sensitive mission programs require highly customized and quick-turnaround defense technologies to fulfill increasingly complex and time-sensitive mission needs. This reality creates a demanding innovation environment that challenges the industry to remain inventive and profitable, while only producing a limited number of product quantities. When supporting sensitive mission programs, aerospace and defense companies should identify key considerations that can enable them to profitably grow in a defense market segment with asymmetrical/atypical demand. This paper discusses opportunities that commercial organizations can pursue to profitably fulfill sensitive mission program requirements.

About the series

PwC Aerospace & Defense has launched a new thought leadership series called "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.

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