Blue-chip clients operating within the aerospace and defence industry have made Vendigital their go-to choice when it comes to transforming their overall costs and operating strategies. Our aerospace and defence consultants are helping companies in this dynamic and complex industry optimise their operations and eliminate cost – critically without compromising on the quality of their products.
Our aerospace and defence consultants understand the sector is highly unique in terms of its complexity. Programmes frequently last for a lifetime, while legacy systems must exist alongside the latest advanced technologies. Added to this is increased pressure to find ways of reducing their carbon footprint in a financially viable way, while also addressing the ongoing impact of COVID-19 both in terms of fluctuations in demand and additional operational challenges. Ensuring that programmes continue to run smoothly regardless of the obstacles they face due to the highly-sensitive and fluctuating nature of this industry is imperative.
We deliver data-led accelerated cost transformation, by combining multi-disciplinary consulting expertise and our proprietary digital platform to generate and embed client-specific operational insights. Whether you’re looking to make longer-term strategic cost decisions or drive operational efficiencies at pace, our aerospace and defence consultants work as part of your team to deliver tangible, quantifiable results.
Our intelligent approach to cost optimisation focuses on delivering client outcomes, not consultancy reports so we are ideally placed to help complex businesses transform their cost bases.
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The challenges facing the aerospace and defence industry
The aerospace and defence industry is capital-intensive, with high costs for R&D, high wages for skilled and talented staff and large expenses for certification and development. Balancing this with the need to continue delivering a reliable service against a backdrop of a global pandemic means there are many barriers to overcome, with fragilities and pressure points across the supply chain.
Our team of specialist aerospace and defence consultants have an in-depth knowledge, and importantly direct experience of, the unique challenges facing this sector.
Cash and cost management
• Managing the company’s cost base despite declining volumes in the market
• Unpredictable and fluctuating demand which can create build-up of incorrect stock within the supply chain
• Maintaining a high-value inventory while also creating value and retaining sufficient finance for future investment
Sustainability of the supply chain
• Risk of smaller third-party manufacturers collapsing and disrupting the viability of the supply chain
• Loss of access to intellectual property held by third-party manufacturers if they go out of business
• Identifying new suppliers for cutting edge technology for the next generation of aircraft
Managing operational ramp-up risk
• Pressure on manufacturers to rapidly respond to rebounding levels of passenger demand
• Risk of supply disruption, particularly in relation to smaller suppliers and specific commodities
• Absence of adequate capacity planning a challenge to understanding long-term risks to business performance
Our team of aerospace and defence consultants bring together multiple disciplines, from project management, cost engineering and procurement and supply chain through to data science and implementation. They are specialists in the sector and understand the complex challenges the aerospace and defence industry faces.
Bringing together our consulting expertise with our digital platform, we are able to deploy data-driven operational insights to embed measurable and sustainable cost benefits across your business.
We do this across:
Our aerospace and defence consultants identify levers across operations, performance and supply to deliver programmes that provide the best opportunities for transforming your business’s cost base. This can include examining the company’s physical footprint to develop an effective future operating strategy, redesigning the supply chain and establishing a control tower to provide greater control, visibility and resilience. It can also involve analysing product profitability to manage an ever-changing portfolio. Using advanced data science techniques, we can analyse the entire cost base; from third party spend, to product lifecycle costs, and operational overheads – designing a full programme of opportunities to achieve cost savings, both short and long-term.
From major transformational engagements to localised workstreams within functional areas, we work alongside your team to deliver operational and cost efficiencies, ensuring sustainable growth into the future.
Get in touch to find out how we can partner with you to achieve your cost transformation requirements.
Why choose Vendigital?
We are ideally placed to help complex businesses accelerate the transformation of their cost bases.
Client collaboration is at the heart of our approach
We cut through complexity quickly
We're focused on delivering long-term outcomes for clients
We work with clients to set the strategy and deliver the nuts and bolts of the solution
Intelligent approach to cost optimisation through deep understanding of cost and cost drivers
Deliver quantifiable cost reductions through our cost neutral fee structure