What are the trends changing the supplier landscape?

Technological and environmental leaps are reshaping the industry, what are they and how will they affect your business?

Insights from Safran

Frederic Vetil
Vice President Manufacturing 4.0 Safran Group


Manufacturing Agility

How do you cope with the highly variable market demand?


Commercial airframe manufacturers are sitting on backlogs equivalent to about eight years’ worth of production. While continuously increasing their production rates, airframe manufacturers are demanding more visibility into their suppliers’ production and sourcing plans, hoping to gain more advance warning of possible supply chain disruptions.


To meet the demand peaks, suppliers must reorganize their manufacturing plants to make them leaner, more agile and more connected in order to drive operational efficiency.


Also transforming their manufacturing operations by adopting new technologies such as robotics, additive manufacturing, IoT, augmented reality or AI is key for differentiation and for attracting new customers.

Digitalization - The smart path to supplier development and program success

Digitalization is a must for Aerospace and Defense suppliers to streamline processes, improve performance and responsiveness with aircraft manufacturers.

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