Global Head of Industrial Manufacturing and Aerospace & Defense
KPMG in the U.S.
A&D organizations are highly focused on two overriding priorities: drivinggrowth and managing costs. Growth will not come easily. New markets willneed to be penetrated, new innovations will need to be commercialized,and new business models will need to be established.
R&D spend is on the rise as organizations focus on driving incrementalinnovation as a way to gain a competitive edge and adapt their existingproducts to adjacent markets.
To achieve growth objectives, companies have recognized that partneringwill continue to increase in importance as they work to innovate productsand services, execute on market entry strategies and adapt and developnew business models.
A&D organizations are continuing to look for opportunities to sustainably reduce costs. This includes rightsizing the product and business portfolio in order to prepare their organizations to take advantage of future growth opportunities.
Supply chain reorganization is high on the agenda as A&D organizations look to drive future growth and reduce working capital. Particular importance should beplaced on improved supply chain visibility, more reliable delivery performance and available capacity to meet current and emerging demands globally.