Aerospace and defense manufacturers face uncertainty as 2009 approaches, with a new administration and Congress soon taking hold of policy and budget decisions. Throw into the mix the current economic turmoil, and A&D manufacturers are justified in their concerns about the direction of current and future programs. These companies can expect increased scrutiny not only on the strategic value of programs, but also on efficient execution against cost, schedule and technical performance goals. Supply chain professionals must recognize the need for improved program performance and identify actions they can take to help reduce program risk.
Source: Industry Week
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