Business: Aerospace and Defense
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2008, EADS generated revenues of € 43.3 billion and employed a workforce of about 118,000. The Group includes Airbus as the leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft, with Airbus Military covering tanker, transport and mission aircraft, Eurocopter as the world's largest helicopter supplier and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. Its Defence & Security Division is a provider of comprehensive systems solutions and makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA.
The vision of EADS is to deliver competitive advantage by winning, integrating and developing the world‘s most competitive suppliers. With this objective the new EADS sourcing strategy is being implemented since the beginning of 2001.
This strategy goes far beyond a traditional procurement policy and redefines the relationships with EADS suppliers. We need a new framework of cooperation between the suppliers and EADS to successfully implement demanding projects such as the A380. For EADS a harmonised sourcing strategy is essential to achieving cost-effectiveness, while still ensuring highest quality and innovation.
Our goal is to work together with our suppliers to jointly benefit our customers and shareholders.