Executive Briefings

Aerospace & Defense Moves from Vertical Integration to Global Partnerships

As with automotive, this vertical has evolved from making manufacturing most of its components to outsourcing the work. But according to Nari Viswanathan, research director at Aberdeen Group, aerospace & defense requires a degree of collaboration that you don't see in most other areas of industrial manufacturing. For example, lead times are so long that A&D projects need a multi-tier collaboration that requires partners, not suppliers. [Run Time (Min): 12:27]


As with automotive, this vertical has evolved from making manufacturing most of its components to outsourcing the work. But according to Nari Viswanathan, research director at Aberdeen Group, aerospace & defense requires a degree of collaboration that you don't see in most other areas of industrial manufacturing. For example, lead times are so long that A&D projects need a multi-tier collaboration that requires partners, not suppliers. [Run Time (Min): 12:27]