The future of aerospace in Southern California

April 28, 2016
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Preparing an ecosystem in Southern California for competition in an evolving aerospace industry By Bill Lay, Partner; and Mike Quindazzi, Director The aerospace industry is currently undergoing a technological transformation. This is especially evident in Southern California, where demand for new, emerging technologies – like autonomy, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cybersecurity, robotics, advanced communications […]

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Defending against airline cyber threats: A framework for an effective defense plan

April 27, 2016
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By Jonathan Kletzel, PwC US Transportation and Logistics Leader As cyber threats continue to grow in number, cost and sophistication, airlines are confronted with a new set of risks. The democratization of air travel has led to more people flying today than ever before, and they’re flying more frequently to a greater number of destinations – […]

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Talking Tax webcast highlights corporate integration, new IRS examination process, and tax-related identity theft

April 22, 2016
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By Michael W. Burak, US & Global Industrial Products Tax Leader I usually have the opportunity to moderate some interesting panel discussions around tax policy and administration during our quarterly Talking Tax webcasts. Our most recent webcast (click here for the archive) was no exception, as we discussed: Potential options for integrating the corporate and […]

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Understanding the Industrial Internet of Things

April 21, 2016
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By Kumar Krishnamurthy, Principal, Strategy&; and Juliane Stephan, Senior Associate, Strategy& Internet of Things is a much discussed topic in the industry as executives try to determine how to create value for their companies. However, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is still evolving and we see challenges for companies around its ecosystem, including new […]

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We’ve been here before…Industrial manufacturers adjusting to slower growth environment

April 19, 2016
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By Bobby Bono, US Industrial Manufacturing Leader Plummeting energy prices, China’s economic woes and the impact of a strong dollar on corporate earnings have all combined to create a more complex and uncertain environment. We’ve seen this translate into lower levels of optimism expressed by U.S. industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of this year […]

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3D Printing and the ‘flattening” of manufacturing

April 14, 2016
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By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Leader; and Gardner Carrick, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Manufacturing Institute For manufacturers, 3D printing, in just a few years, has evolved from novelty to more mainstream. Global spending on industrial and desktop 3D printers is now about $11 billion, and that could more than double over the next […]

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Breaking out of the commoditization trap: How E&C companies can create new value

April 5, 2016
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By H. Kent Goetjen, Partner, US Engineering & Construction Leader, PwC; Christopher Dann, Principal, Strategy&; and Joseph Van den Berg, Principal, Strategy& There are several factors impacting performance in the Engineering & Construction industry – the sudden collapse of oil prices in 2015, tumbling commodity prices, and reduced capital spending in the mining industry, to […]

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Defense contractors: Your 3 strategic options to battle technology, budgets, and uncertainty

March 29, 2016
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By William Lay, Principal, PwC; Randy Starr, Principal, Strategy&; and Chuck Marx, Principal & US A&D Leader, PwC Recently, military spending globally has been under tremendous pressure. Governments around the world haven’t developed significant new weapons programs and, over the last ten years, departments and ministries of defense have shifted their attention to vendors that […]

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Is your organizational culture helping or hindering your success?

March 15, 2016
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By Glenn Brady, Aerospace & Defense Partner, PwC The challenging A&D environment continues. In fact, there’s mounting pressure for companies to be more agile and flexible, assume a larger share of contract risk, increase innovation, and drive down cost. After years of belt-tightening, leading companies are looking to organizational culture to help them become more […]

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How T&L companies can turn disruption into opportunity

March 7, 2016
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By Andrew Tipping, Principal, US Commercial Transportation Leader, Strategy&; and Andrew Schmahl, Principal, Engineered Products & Services, Strategy& A quiet storm has been brewing just beneath the relative calm the commercial freight transportation and logistics (T&L) industry saw in 2015. The changing needs of industry customers have made shippers’ supply chains ever more complex, revealing […]

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