In response to changing industry and market dynamics, many global aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers have increased their level of reliance on partner relationships to supply, manufacture, and service products.
Not only does the industry produce high-precision, highly-engineered, and high-value products, but it is also held to exacting standards required by both military and commercial aviation safety and security. Adding to this complexity is the fact that, unlike the traditional approach where a single manufacturer manages the supply chain, the industry is moving to a model that relies on a network of partners to supply, manufacture, and service products. To manage these international contracts and mitigate the accompanying risks, manufacturers are transforming their supply chain approach.
For both the OEMs and multiple suppliers in the industry, the challenges are daunting: faster innovation, highly engineered products, multiple suppliers across the world, distributed manufacturing with increased externalization, a global business requiring global logistics, and aftermarket as a strategic business on its own – all of this in the context of globalized competition and demanding customers. However, with these challenges come opportunities.
E2open is uniquely positioned to enable the multi-enterprise A&D supply chain. Since 2004, our solutions have been deployed in the world’s largest A&D clients. In partnership with our affiliated company, Exostar, E2open facilitates secure, compliant communication and collaboration across A&D trading partners, while enhancing business productivity and visibility across the value chain.