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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Challenges for Aerospace

A 2020 study by Deloitte reveals a complicated picture of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry: While the defense sector continued to grow in 2019, commercial aerospace took a temporary hit.

Intensifying security threats ensured the growth of the defense sector in 2019, as governments around the world were forced to increase defense spending. This trend is expected to continue in 2020, with defense expenditures increasing by 3 to 4% (primarily in the U.S., China, and India) and reaching an estimated total of $1.9 trillion. 

Production-related issues were a primary reason for commercial aerospace’s decline in deliveries in 2019. While order backlog decreased from its peak of 14,700 aircraft in 2018 to 14,000 in August 2019, aircraft manufacturers will likely continue to struggle to meet demand in 2020.

In fact, commercial ai


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14 Oct 2020
5 Reasons to Move Your SCM to the Cloud
 

In a poll a couple of years ago, 2/3rds of manufacturing enterprises reported using some type of cloud-based software. Projections show that the rate of adoption is only going to increase, with as many as half of all industrial software deployments being cloud-based by 2023. Manufacturing isn’

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis
 
14 Oct 2020
Capacity Planning in Today’s Uncertain Environment
 

Simply put, ‘capacity planning’ is the process businesses use to make decisions on how much capacity is needed to meet demand. Along the way, companies aggregate historical data, produce forecasts, and interpret market and sales data to make determinations that drive resources such as eq

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster
 
09 Oct 2020
Digitizing the supply chain in chemical manufacturing
 

A study done by Accenture indicates that 55% of chemical companies that invested in digitalization report profit increases of 5–20%, while about 25% of the companies saw profits grow greater than 20%. Ongoing industry trends have amplified the need for chemical companies to digitize the supply

 
Infor
Infor
 
09 Oct 2020
Taking the supply chain high road
 

Asphalt is designed to be flexible when warm to prevent cracks, which works most places three seasons of the year, but in places with extreme winters it hardens, making it brittle and prone to cracks that disrupt the road surface. Supply chains are similarly built with flexibility and resiliency in

 
Polly Mitchell Guthrie
Kinaxis
 
09 Oct 2020
Why Should You Care About Transportation Forecasting?
 

According to Gartner, every technology goes through a Hype Cycle: “Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities.

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis
 


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