Against this backdrop, the pace of transformational change has continued, not least in acquisition. As always, there are some major equipment programmes in the pipeline which are critically and urgently needed. Yet they all face significant challenges of effective partnering and alliancing, timely decision making, and the need to ensure probity whilst securing the best possible value for money. For both potential and current suppliers to the MOD, this presents a major strategic issue, especially during a recession.
Our defence journal 4D: new perspectives on defence brings together insight and experience from across and outside the defence community, providing food for thought and new ideas for the challenges and issues that are facing UK defence.
In this issue of 4D:
creating greater agility in the equipment programme – Nick Newman, PA Consulting Group
driving value in a non-competitive environment – Ed Savage, PA Consulting Group
reducing acquisition costs – what defence industry needs
from the MOD – Victor Chavez, Thales UK
the mobile experience – lessons on faster acquisition from the telecommunications world – Brendan Lynch, Meteor Mobile Ltd
top tips – collaborative negotiation – Jonathan Evans, PA Consulting Group.
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4D issue 1 – click here to download.
4D issue 2 – now available – click here to find out more.