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]
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