This fast changing industrial sector, where a succession of new programs has been launched in the recent years, is facing major issues both in terms of time-to-market and development costs.
Ability to ramp-up has become a critical success factor for aircraft manufacturers, sub-system providers and sub-contractors. Industry players must be in full control of their supply chain, eliminating non-quality costs at every step.
Keeping expenses under control requires rethinking development methods and acting upfront to cut non-recurring costs (NRC). In an industry where reducing costs after certification is delicate, a Design-to-Cost approach coupled with the implementation of new development models (platforming, building blocks…) is often the winning move. AVENCORE offers a valuable experience and know-how in both of these areas.
Space has become a highly competitive market, that has seen the emergence of many new players engaged in a fierce pricing battle. At the same time, development budgets are under increased scrutiny by funding bodies.
For the industry’s legacy players, technical and economical optimization has become one of the main challenges ahead. These companies need to introduce the idea of cost awareness within teams that have not necessarily been under such constraints in the past. In addition, suppliers now need to be fully involved in cost reduction initiatives.
For both satellites and launchers, implementing new product development models (platforming, building blocks, scalability…) has become a priority. Shaking up the supply chain is also high on the agenda. On such projects, AVENCORE has demonstrated its expertise and ability to deliver tangible results.
With ever contracting state budgets and an intensifying export competition, industrial companies in the defense sector must adapt, in an environment where economic constraints are moving to the front of the stage.
One of the prime challenges is to disseminate a culture of economic performance among organizations. Another major aspect to consider is putting in place a development strategy that takes into account the variety of low-volume products and the necessity to cut down non-recurring costs, driven up by performance and availability demands.
With this complex equation in mind, AVENCORE helps industrial companies in the defense sector deploy Design-to-Cost and supply chain optimization projects, with clear cost reduction targets. To address the dual goal of improving R&D and industrial performance, AVENCORE implements transformation programs that involve new development models as well as industrializing production and maintenance units.