Growth & Margin Expansion
Have you ever wondered how you can exploit the impending growth to maximize both your top and bottom lines? What is the optimal CapEx strategy to meet the demand ramp-up?
How do I maximize utilization and minimize WIP to meet the financial requirements? What are the biggest drivers of my wrap rate? How do I correlate my operational performance with my COGS line items? What are the best strategies to reduce supplier spend?
If you’re asking any of the above questions, we are ready to help. We don’t just recommend and develop plans, we are your experienced partners in executing the plan.
Transaction Support & Due Diligence
Many consulting firms can do excellent market analysis and market sizing, but we go the extra mile:
- We’re more efficient due to our deep networking in the aerospace supply chain. Speed is of the essence during transactions.
- We provide additional value through our Operations Due Diligence methodology.
Wouldn't you like data-based assurance that your pro forma income statements reflect the target firm's best projections of COGS? How do you predict and eliminate post-acquisition surprises in internal operations?
Our clients love our comprehensive suite of due diligence tools.
Operations & Supply Chain Excellence
A fundamental operations question to ask as a business leader - Does value to my customer flow in a predictable and visible manner? If you are like 90% of the aerospace supply base, the answer is likely to be a resounding ‘no’ or a muted ‘we are trying our best’. Why is it that, despite decades of being in business, most manufacturers struggle in meeting delivery requirements? And there is added cost pressure to boot.
What will get you to the next level of efficient operations? The industry is moving beyond traditional lean manufacturing and six-sigma methodologies and towards more digitized implementations of the factory physics that exploit the unprecedented computing power we have at our fingertips.
AdvisoryAero will help you diagnose your operations, compare with industry benchmarks and develop a get well plan. Our methodology is proven and has evolved over our Consultants’ experience of working with over 200 aerospace manufacturers globally.
Product Cost Reduction
We have unmatched expertise in product cost reduction. Our consultants have led some of the most storied cost reduction efforts across the industry. Whether it is Partnership for Success at Boeing, War on Cost for the Joint Strike Fighter at Pratt & Whitney or UTV² at United Technologies Corporation, we were there in leading roles. Additionally, we have seen both sides of the coin as our team has helped several small and medium sized suppliers not to only cope with these cost mandates but to thrive with unforeseen efficiencies gained through our engagements.
AdvisoryAero's engagements span very strategic (develop technology roadmap or 3D printing adoption planning) to very operational (New product introduction to Composite manufacturing qualifications).
In Additive Manufacturing, we have worked with the largest equipment providers (metal and plastic) as well as medium sized aerospace manufacturers looking to adopt AM.
In composites, our consultants have contributed to qualifying advanced materials for the Boeing 787 and 747-8, V-22 Osprey, AH-64 Apache Longbow and CH-47 Chinook. We have conducted automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape placement (ATP) supplier audits on behalf of OEMs.
The future of manufacturing will be more connected and more digitized. Fundamentally, it is about utilizing more affordable computing, sensing and actuation. Eschewing the buzzwords, we help out clients implement industry 4.0 tools where it makes sense. Our consultants will help build the business case, explore the best off the shelf options, or just build a tool or a system if necessary. It will be a turn key solution including employee training and easy user interface.
What is better – a new ERP or MES implementation, or a new plugin software to add only the required functionalities? We have delivered significant efficiencies and cost savings through our proprietary shop delivery models, inventory optimizer models, and stochastic shop models. Advisory Aerospace partners with trusted hardware vendors to implement machine monitoring and other connected shop solutions.