Aerospace and defense

PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& offers aerospace and defense (A&D) clients an integrated, capability-based, and authoritative industry perspective combined with deep functional capabilities as the only dedicated A&D industry consulting team among the leading management consultancies. We help clients chart new territory in such sectors as commercial aviation, military aerospace, military land systems, shipbuilding, defense electronics, and space. We have decades of experience in helping the industry achieve clarity so clients can realize their goals even in turbulent times.

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2016 Aerospace and Defense Industry Trends
Defense contractors can pick from three strategic options in their battle against technology firms, tight budgets, and uncertain military needs.
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Strategy& works with all types of megaproject stakeholders, including corporate owners, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), governments, and major suppliers to improve the likelihood that megaproject scope will be delivered safely, on-time, on budget, and with high quality.

Our thought leadership

Reducing your attractiveness to activists
Leading practitioners of Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, Randy Starr and Hunter Hohlt discuss how in recent years companies across all sectors have been the target of activist investors.
Resetting growth in the defense industry
Organic growth has become significantly harder for defense companies recently. However we believe it is still possible if companies adopt a capabilities-driven approach.
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Airports facing increasingly complex operational challenges can drive efficiency by focusing their investments on their differentiating capabilities. For an updated benchmarking study please also view our "Quick reference guide".
Managing A&D engineering talent
As defense spending slows, aerospace and defense companies now have more engineers, and a different mix, than they need.

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How we help our clients

Strategy and leadership

Our strategy and leadership practice advises companies on growth and new market strategies, provides product portfolio analysis to ensure greater revenue diversification, and analyzes competitor capabilities to provide objective assessments of market strength and long-term positioning.

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Organization and change

We enable seamless transitions through our ability to facilitate postmerger integration and objective-driven change initiatives, helping clients improve their operational efficiency and competitiveness in an increasingly global industry.

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Product and service innovation

We can unlock our clients’ growth potential by helping develop integrated market and product/service strategies, enhancing technology and product innovation processes, and improving engineering productivity.

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Megaprojects

Our megaprojects expertise provides unmatched insight into best practices in program management and performance. We partner with clients to identify how well their execution is aligned with that of top performers in the A&D industry, as well as identifying areas to improve profitability and customer affordability through cost transformation initiatives, organizational change, and operational efficiency.

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Operations and logistics

Our knowledge and experience in applying lean principles; sourcing expertise; and transparency across the disciplines of manufacturing, distribution, and transportation allow our clients to optimize their supply chain operations.

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Information technology

We partner with our clients to create value in two important ways: by working with clients to reduce the cost of IT by aligning infrastructure, applications, and acquisitions to best practices; and by identifying opportunities to align IT with corporate strategy to increase competiveness and the ability to integrate with clients and partners, creating new growth opportunities over the long term.

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Client examples

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