Aerospace & Defense

Help your supply chain live long & prosper.

Defend your ability to deliver

You’re on a critical mission. Your ability to deliver to your customers hinges on coordinating an extremely complex supply chain burdened by materials shortages, long lead times, and increasing costs of components. Any further supply chain disruptions risk your ability to ramp up production, endangering your reputation and your ability to secure new contracts. Prevent your supply chain from stalling by digitizing your processes with Kinaxis.

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The planning and execution platform for supply chains under pressure

Tackle your challenges with confidence on the Kinaxis platform, crafted for the aerospace and defense sector. Harness advanced simulation to orchestrate your supply chain end-to-end, seamlessly navigating complexities and adapting to changes in this volatile landscape. 

Unleash your supply chain’s full potential

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Slash your order-backlog and respond at supersonic speeds

Hitting mission critical delivery dates is paramount. Kinaxis enables you to quickly spot shortages and proactively simulate the best course of action to get alternate sources of supply. That way, you can get products off the backlog and onto the runway.

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Have full visibility into your complex bill of materials

When you have a component shortage or an engineering change to a part, it can be difficult to connect their impact to specific upper-level orders. Kinaxis helps you manage revisions to BOMs, see the impact on orders, and peg down into component supplies to detect where the problem is and how to solve it.

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Manage inventory across contracts to match demand and supply with ease

Planning for various programs with distinct supply requirements can be as frustrating as solving a jigsaw puzzle with the wrong pieces. Highly adaptable inventory control rules allow you to sort these puzzle pieces by grouping supply into distinct channels, tagging attributes, and dipping into wider supply pools during shortages to reduce spend.

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Forge a strong alliance across your multi-tier suppliers

Managing disruptions in your supply chain requires knowing the risk profiles of your n-tier suppliers. Kinaxis expands your visibility across your multi-tier network, enabling proactive risk detection and helping you coordinate with essential suppliers to resolve issues quickly.

We’ve got your industry covered

We help aerospace & defense companies across a wide range of sub-verticals and manufacturing environments (ETO, MTO, and more).

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Space Systems

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Maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO)

Get ready to launch in as few as 12 weeks to secure your supply chain.

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Managing complexity

Watch how Lockheed Martin manages complexity at every level with Maestro (formerly known as RapidResponse®).

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One platform. Endless concurrent planning possibilities.

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Advanced planning in 12 weeks

Get the critical capabilities you need across control tower, operational planning, supply planning, demand planning and inventory management, all operating concurrently on our industry-leading Kinaxis Maestro platform.

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Sales and operations planning/integrated business planning in minutes instead of days (or weeks)

Set financial targets. Measure progress. Identify gaps between supply and demand. And re-balance plans so you can maximize opportunities, minimize risk and keep your business profitable in today’s volatile environment.

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Supply and demand alignment in half the time

Complete, continuous visibility into whether demand plans can support material and capacity constraints and the agility to execute on those plans all the way down to the shop floor.

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Respond to forecast changes in record time.

Stop guessing. Start planning. Create realistic consensus-based plans and proactively monitor and improve forecasts and order status. So you can maximize revenue, minimize costs and keep your customers happy.

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Cut inventory and reduce stockouts.

Develop targeted inventory improvement solutions. Simulate changes to inventory policies. And understand and balance trade-offs between on-time delivery, revenue risk and inventory. So you can drive service levels up and costs down.

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Take control of your supply chain in seconds.

Take control over what’s happening across your supply chain – from strategy through operations – with a real-time view of your entire ecosystem. Break down functional silos. Collaborate across company boundaries. And gain insights into risks and opportunities.

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Take your supply chain to the final frontier

The aerospace & defense industry is constantly pushing itself to the limits of innovation. To tackle the next big program with confidence, make sure your operations scale with you. Kinaxis empowers you to plan your capacity for future programs to ensure that you have the right resources in place to deliver on business requirements.

Trusted by aerospace and defense customers

These aerospace and defense customers changed their approach to supply chain planning with Maestro.

The sky’s the limit. Contact us to explore the possibilities.

In a heavy regulated industry, security is top of mind. That’s why our platform is available on-premise or in the cloud with datacenters in every region. Our platform delivers the latest industry-standard data protection and security measures that are trusted by leaders in the field.

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