Aviation Week: Affordability in Manufacturing

How do you increase efficiency and lower costs?

Exploring Manufacturing Affordability

“A major issue disquieting suppliers today is the increasing tendency of buyers at Boeing and other aircraft OEMs to push for lower prices from suppliers, while simultaneously tightening control over the entire supply chain.” 

- Aviation Week, Affordability in Manufacturing Roundtable Whitepaper

How can manufacturers extend the reach of intellectual property to keep cost and price margins strong, while at the same time, manage it with greater control?

In April 2015, a group of industry consultants and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers the Aviation Week Network Affordability in Manufacturing Roundtable in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The group of executives was tasked with addressing two major challenges that impact affordability:

  • Controlling costs throughout the supply chain
  • Protecting intellectual property

Download the whitepaper to find out their proposed solutions for these industry challenges. Learn the experts' best recommendations for affordability requirements and how to best navigate through the decentralized OEM supply chain model.