Aerospace and defense companies are well-disciplined and sophisticated enterprises that are well-suited for the digital transformation affecting all industry. At the same time, this makes A&D companies vulnerable to those early adopters that will disrupt the market.
Studies have shown that it is not so much as the investment level in digitalization but in what a company invests. Generally, investments in improving operations required less capital while driving the greatest return. The drive for operational improvements is top-down: from the customer to the OEM to its suppliers. Digital transformation will change everything, but it can be overwhelming for some companies to launch a multi-prong campaign to transform all aspects of their business. Is there a starting point for manufacturer than can begin to deliver value to operations in the early stages for the digital transformation? Advanced scheduling is an application worth serious consideration for its role in the digital enterprise and its proven return-on-value.
Join Greg Quinn, CEO of Quinn & Associates and Fraser Bonnett, President of Quinn & Associates as they discuss how trends in the digital transformation of aerospace and defense meet today’s challenges and maintain a competitive advantage. For nearly two decades Mr. Quinn engineered solutions for airborne, ship-borne, and land-based systems. These systems were related to signal collections as elements of an overall “eyes & ears” data fusion for both strategic and tactical purposes. Mr. Bonnett spent ten years with USAF at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton OH, attached to Aerospace Systems Command, with duties including design and performance analysis, threat and weapons systems analysis, including: A-10 II, F-15E, F-16WW, YF-22, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF, F-35), XV-22, JSOW, and the ATB (B-2).