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Aerospace and Defense Outlook

Aerospace and Defense Outlook

Key findings from KPMG Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook 2015, which surveys A&D organizations around the world.

Key findings from KPMG Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook 2015

With the mature defense markets of the US and Europe continuing to stagnate, aerospace and defense organizations are highly focused on two overriding priorities: driving growth and managing costs.

KPMG International’s Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the global aerospace and defense sector. It includes forward-thinking advice and valuable insights from a wide range of industry executives and leaders from around the world. The report explores the steps that aerospace and defense organizations are taking with respect to growth strategies, competitive pressures, research and development, innovation and industry transformation and more. In addition to providing aerospace and defense organizations with a deeper understanding of the current state of the industry, the insights in this report will also help them chart a more informed course for the future.

About the survey

The Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook is part of KPMG’s 2015 Global Manufacturing Survey. Data was collected by Forbes on behalf of KPMG in early 2015. A total of 386 senior executives participated in the survey, of which 18 percent came from the aerospace and defense Sector. Almost a quarter of industry respondents represent organizations with more than US$25 billion in revenues. Half of industry respondents were located in the Americas, 44 percent were from Europe and 6 percent were from the Asia-Pacific region.

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A&D manufacturers are preparing for growth and managing costs, driving for efficient innovation and preparing the supply chain models to respond to the emerging needs of business.

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Global A&D Outlook video

Global A&D Outlook video

Doug Gates, Global Head of Aerospace & Defense gives his view on the Aerospace & Defense industry.

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Preparing for growth, managing costs

Facing tightening margins and slow growth in their traditional markets, majority of A&D manufacturers said they are keenly focused on uncovering new opportunities for both top-line growth and bottom-line improvements.

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The drive for efficient innovation

In today’s disruptive and fast-changing A&D environment, new threats and competitors are emerging every day. Yet the challenge has more to do with how individual organizations react and respond to them.

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Preparing the supply chain

With profitable growth and managing costs high on the A&D agenda, our respondents suggest they will be tweaking and adjusting their supply chain models and processes to respond to the emerging needs of the business.

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Five key take-aways for aerospace and defense manufactures

Key findings from KPMG Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook 2015, which surveys A&D organizations around the world on the challenges, key issues and future strategies facing the industry.