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COVID-19 How the COVID-19 crisis is expected to impact the aerospace industry

Manfred Hader, Robert Thomson and Holger Lipowsky
Roland Berger

With its rapid global spread, massive death toll and resultant lockdowns and border closures, COVID-19 has devastated demand for travel globally. Indeed, COVID-19 is a "perfect storm" for the travel sector due to a combination of changes in passenger behaviour, government restrictions on travel, and the broad economic downturn which it seems to have triggered globally.

In our April 2020 study on COVID-19's impact on aerospace, we elaborated on "How we will need to rethink the Aerospace industry", formulating 3 key scenarios for the industry through the crisis and how it may recover.


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The Productivity Trifecta of Warehouse Optimization

What do engineered labor, slotting, and task interleaving have in common? Those that implement all three achieve the "productivity trifecta" of warehouse optimization. If you're not using all three, then you're leaving money on the table. The scene: a big box store early on Black Friday. A larg  >>

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Last update 2 Jul 2020
UK manufacturing stabilises in June following severe COVID-19 downturn
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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Local & Regional Agenda

Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

Order Placement And Distribution: Their Impact On Satisfaction And Word Of Mouth

One of the key dyadic relationships across supply chain is between logistics service provider and the manufacturer. Over time the concept of logistics service provider developed toward service offering of greater complex...

International Agenda