Most defence platforms and systems are staggeringly complex. These assets are very mobile (globally) and require collaboration amongst a number of entities to keep them operational and mission-ready. Technology can help operators, manufacturers and suppliers ‘harden’ the supply chain and improve operational performance through the entire life cycle, from raw material to retired asset.
Despite the sophistication of many weapons systems and platforms, their supply chains — both for raw material to finished product and post-production maintenance — are often still managed using traditional, and largely manual, processes.
In this report, we focus on the three applications that should be priorities for defense manufacturers and contractors.