2 June 2014
Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) said at a National Press Club meeting last week that it is leveraging its more than 80 years of expertise in logistics to provide innovative, affordable solutions that enhance effectiveness over the total life cycle of the systems.
“With our Qantas Defence Services acquisition in late February, several key programs add greater value to Northrop Grumman´s global portfolio and are now part of Integrated Defence Services under Northrop Grumman Australia,” said Steve Hogan, sector vice president and general manager, integrated logistics and modernization division, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. “The robust global logistics marketplace provides tremendous opportunities for Northrop Grumman to deliver differentiated value and top performance for our customers.”
About 70 percent of the cost of a military system is in sustaining and modernizing that product over its entire life cycle while 30 percent is in its research, development and initial production. Northrop Grumman began forming its enterprise business processes four years ago to create a higher level of efficiency through a new logistics architecture called Support Anywhere.
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