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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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08 Jan 2021
Why You Should Integrate Transportation Forecasting into Your SCM
 

Even before the pandemic struck, 2020 was projected to be a complex year for freight. Ambiguity in the American truck labor market—an industry which has complained of labor shortages for many years—caused confusion about what would happen to capacity and whether those changes would exert

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis
 
06 Jan 2021
Five 2021 technology trends for the food & beverage industry
 

Food and beverage companies faced a pivotal year in 2020 as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to reevaluate their supply chain and operations strategy. To combat the challenges of supply chain disruption, shifting consumer demand, and market uncertainty, many organizations ha

 
Infor
Infor
 
06 Jan 2021
Boosting Efficiency in Variant-Rich Manufacturing
 

In a truly variant-rich production environment—like that of an automotive manufacturing plant—the possible paths for parts to take through the various workstations can quickly become too large to grapple with. As you layer in time and order constraints, that number shrinks, but it’

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis
 
06 Jan 2021
Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution: Imperatives in an Unpredictable World, Part 1
 

This blog is based on an article that recently ran in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement, “Supply chain agility: An imperative in an unpredictable world.” The COVID-19 pandemic has only confirmed what we already knew: modern supply chains must be built

 
Terence Leung
BlueYonder
 
16 Dec 2020
Accelerating Sales with Real-time, Intelligent Inventory Availability
 

While the convergence of physical and online stores began before the pandemic, COVID-19 has accelerated the e-commerce and omni-channel trends by a few years. When consumers pivoted from foot traffic to online options, retailers quickly wor

 
Nina Seth
BlueYonder
 


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