EADS Defense & Security Supply Management

In 2009, EADS Defense & Security, the second largest division of EADS, decides to change its supply management strategy. The Chief Procurement Officer of EADS D&S faces the challenge of implementing a new governance model, define a new organizational structure and develop a new divisional sourcing strategy that is aligned with EADS sourcing objective. In doing so, he has to take into account the challenges of working in a very complex, historically grown and multi-national company. Furthermore, EADS D&S source from a supply base of more than 20,000 suppliers accross the globe. Finally, EADS D&S also faces legal and political constraints such as countertrade agreements between EADS and its global customers.

Collection: IESE (España)
Ref: P-1105-E
Format: PDF
Number of pages: 29
Publication Date: Nov 7, 2011
Language: English, Spanish

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In 2009, EADS Defense & Security, the second largest division of EADS, decides to change its supply management strategy. The Chief Procurement Officer of EADS D&S faces the challenge of implementing a new governance model, define a new organizational structure and develop a new divisional sourcing strategy that is aligned with EADS sourcing objective. In doing so, he has to take into account the challenges of working in a very complex, historically grown and multi-national company. Furthermore, EADS D&S source from a supply base of more than 20,000 suppliers accross the globe. Finally, EADS D&S also faces legal and political constraints such as countertrade agreements between EADS and its global customers.
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Year: 2008
Geographic Setting: Alemania, España, Francia

Learning Objective

The case allows students to gain insight into sourcing and procurement in large multinationals. Furthermore, it adds a dimension of complexity by having students discuss the intricacies of political and legal constraints present in the aerospace and defense industries. The case allows a rich discussion of the difference between abstract solutions that seem to present themselves (e.g., supply base reduction) and the challenges of implementing these in an environment of political and legal minefiel.

EADS Defense & Security Supply Management

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