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Intelligent supply chain for the aerospace and defense industry

Implementing an intelligent supply chain is critical for the success of the aerospace and defense industry.

Supply chain management is a top priority for today’s aircraft manufacturers.

The A&D industry is facing significant challenges due to the upswing in demand post-pandemic, geopolitical factors, and the advent of new aircraft technologies.

The major challenges facing supply chain in Aerospace are tactical and strategic enablers:

  • Forecasting and planning
  • Transparency and data exchange (transversal)
  • Supplier performance monitoring
  • Proactive risk management
  • Supplier dependence
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Table of the key issues per time horizons has context menu

This paper proposes a major supply chain transformation towards an intelligent supply chain specifically designed for the Aerospace and Defense industry.

Supply chain management solutions for aviation & defense industry

The A&D industry is intrinsically linked to its supply chain. The supply chain impacts every aspect of the industry, from design and manufacturing to products, support and repair. As the industry faces challenges across the board, it is essential to prioritize supply chain transformation in aerospace and the creation of an intelligent supply chain to address these issues and keep up with the increasing demand without jeopardizing the quality standards.

This paper will delve into the imminent challenges and outline the strategic steps necessary to initiate and sustain this transformative shift within A&D.

Capgemini is excited to participate in Farnborough International Airshow, being held this July.

To learn more on the topic, visit the Capgemini booth at the Farnborough International Airshow, in Farnborough, UK, on July 22-24.

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Meet our experts

Antoine Scotto d'Apollonia

VP, Digital Continuity Advisor, Capgemini Invent
Antoine has more than 25 years in civil aerospace leading Engineering transformation and PLM implementation for new programs. He is driven by the ability to develop new Digital Design-Manufacturing-Service platforms and deploy global Business Transformation for his clients. He manages Aerospace transformation best practices for Capgemini Invent and leads Digital Continuity insights across multiple industries. Antoine believes that development principles and digital enablers for the Aerospace industry are foundational for Intelligent Industry, the next era of digital transformation defined by the convergence of product, software, data, and services across all industries.