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Establishing Resilient Supply Chains in Aerospace and Defense: The Epicor Edge

August 30, 2023

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Supply chains have always been the lifeblood of any manufacturing industry. Maintaining a resilient supply chain is an absolute necessity for the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector, with its highly complex and stringent requirements. The dynamics of global events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, workforce shortages, or geopolitical shifts like the Ukraine invasion, have necessitated a robust and adaptive approach to supply chain management. This is where Epicor A&D comes into play.


Epicor has partnered with Cre8tive Solutions to develop capable software solutions for a resilient, risk-mitigated supply chain that can weather any storm and thrive in the face of adversity. Utilizing deep industry knowledge, innovative technology, and industry best practices, Epicor A&D empowers manufacturers to drive efficiency, streamline processes, and help ensure a high level of visibility across their supply chains.

Resilience and Risk Mitigation - The Key to Success

The A&D industry is inherently complex—with multiple tiers of suppliers, intricate parts and systems, strict regulations, and the need for absolute precision. Coupled with the risks presented by global disruptions, establishing a resilient supply chain can be a daunting task. Epicor A&D helps manufacturers overcome these challenges with a strategic, technology-driven approach. This begins by creating deeper visibility into the supply chain, enabling manufacturers to understand and monitor every stage of their operations in near real-time. This heightened level of awareness allows for proactive management, swift responses to disruptions, and helps ensure the continued flow of materials and components.

The Future of Manufacturing - A Strong Supply Chain

A resilient supply chain isn't just about surviving disruptions; it's also about being ready for the future of manufacturing. With Epicor A&D, manufacturers can drive greater affordability in materials, improve efficiency, and enhance predictability across operations. The focus is on transforming the supply chain into a results-driven value chain, moving away from a mere cost center to a strategic asset that drives profitability and competitiveness. Epicor A&D offers rich visibility and digital prowess, coordinating everything from the initial acquisition of raw materials to the final delivery of a finished product. This end-to-end integration helps ensure seamless operations, minimizes wastage, and maximizes output, setting the stage for the future of manufacturing.

Streamlining Supplier Management

Managing supplier relationships can be challenging in a complex industry like A&D. Epicor's Supplier Connect and EDI platform simplifies electronic collaboration with suppliers, enabling manufacturers to manage supplier certifications, surveys, and classifications effortlessly. A comprehensive dashboard provides complete visibility of expiration dates and renewals, helping ensure that regulatory compliance and quality standards are upheld at all times. This proactive approach to supplier management helps ensure that the relationships between manufacturers and suppliers are not just transactional but strategic. By establishing clear communication channels and creating an environment of mutual growth and benefit, Epicor A&D empowers manufacturers to diversify their network of suppliers, potentially localizing them to mitigate the risk of external disruptions.

Epicor for Manufacturing - The Future is Here

To say that the A&D industry is challenging would be an understatement. The industry demands the highest levels of precision, quality, and compliance. In such a demanding environment, having a robust, resilient supply chain can be the difference between success and failure. Epicor equips A&D manufacturers with the tools and capabilities to build that resilient supply chain. By providing increased visibility, streamlining processes, and simplifying supplier management, Epicor delivers solutions that enable manufacturers to navigate the complexities of the A&D industry with confidence.  In an era of rapid change and uncertainty, the need for a resilient supply chain has never been greater. Epicor A&D offers a robust, future-ready solution.