• 10-JUL-2012

  • SOURCE: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

New Report from PwC Shows Global A&D Companies Can Deliver Programmes under Pressure

As the world's global aerospace and defence (A&D) companies face mounting pressure to deliver their programmes, new research launched today by PwC shows how it can be done.

'A new intensity: Programmes under pressure' is the third of PwC's A&D Insights reports and is being launched with the cooperation of 23 of the world's biggest industry players, from Rolls Royce to Boeing, all offering real time insights into the challenges facing the sector.

Programme management is now shifting beyond the fundamentals of creating schedules, tracking progress and pressuring suppliers for improved performance. The report identifies five key areas for programme managers to focus on success: getting systems integration right; solidifying partnerships and joint ventures; agility and speed in business processes; being world citizens in relationship management, and applying a collaborative approach to supply chain management.

In the past, companies would specialise in one area such as solutions leadership, operational excellence or customer intimacy. But today's environment means that they, and their programme managers, need to be top of their game in all three and deliver innovation and affordability in tandem. Examining how companies rate themselves at managing these complex programmes, the report shows that three in every 10 ranked themselves as 'excellent', despite reported delays and cost overruns. However, many also recognised there is room for improvement. Available video includes general views.