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Video: Airbus — Deploying Manufacturing Digitalization for a Customer-Centric Strategy

Published: 12 July 2019

ID: G00441507

Analyst(s): Supply Chain Community Contributors


The aerospace and defense Industry is entering a new era of uncertain and complex business, new competitors, demanding customers, and new business models. In light of this, Airbus Commercial Aircraft is globally transforming its industrial systems and structure, in order to support today’s production rate, as well as tackle new challenges. When manufacturing an aircraft of 12 million parts at more than 12 sites, implementing innovative digital solutions can be a tough journey. How do we leverage our knowledge of the past? Do we opt for quick-wins or sustainability? Everyone is currently dealing with similar challenges. This video focuses on how Airbus is developing genuine business change through new business practices, methods and digital solutions.

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