MilSpace needed to leverage its recent merger by reducing capacity redundancies.
MilSpace, a large defense contractor, had recently been created by the merger of two defense and aerospace corporations. In its SkyCraft construction unit, the newly created firm had four separate manufacturing facilities with significant facility and capability redundancies.
Corporate management needed to know what consolidation option would best position the SkyCraft construction unit for the future - taking into account synergies, cost reduction opportunities, program life cycles and a culture resistant to change
Bain played the critical role as the "black box" supporting merger planning and implementation. It was asked to design an action plan that:
- fit within the overall corporate vision
- set aggressive but realistic targets based on robust data analysis
- included an implementation roadmap