Aerospace and Defense
The aerospace and defense industry continues to be an increasingly competitive market. To flourish in this global environment, you and your suppliers must deliver on cost and schedule commitments while meeting ever more demanding requirements. Too often, programs experience high design change rates when the product first enters production, and again when it enters service.
The commercial aviation backlog is at record levels, placing increased pressure on schedule performance. With tighter defense budgets, governments are shifting cost and schedule risk to the contractors, placing a premium on cost and schedule performance. Establishing and maintaining a good track record of program performance is an essential requirement for a company to win new business.
Taken together, these challenges renew the aerospace industry’s emphasis on:
- Achieving on-schedule and at-cost product development
- A faster ramp-up of production to meet market demands
- A mature, flawless entry into service
- Meeting all technical requirements the first time design is released, reducing engineering scrap and rework – improving cost and schedule performance