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Industrial Supply Chain Transformation Produces Industry-Leading Practices at Northrop Grumman

Published: 09 January 2014

ID: G00245410

Analyst(s): Ray Barger Jr, Jane Feitler, Marko Pukkila


Northrop Grumman's recent supply chain transformation helped drive the creation of industry-leading practices, which can help industrial and A&D manufacturing leaders better respond to changing market demand.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use COEs to Enhance Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Use Pull Techniques in Collaboration With Key Suppliers to Improve Supply Response
  • Use Supplier Assessment Criteria, an Evaluation Process and Collaborative Continuous Improvement to Enhance Supplier Performance
  • Leverage Technology Shared Services to Enhance Affordability and Drive Down Costs

Case Study

  • Transformation Drivers and Results

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