IFS helps Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group scale its global defence manufacturing and service business

    10 Nov 2020


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  • Industry solution from IFS supports digital transformation programme across the enterprise and empowers 1,700 Marshall staff in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada

10 November, 2020 – To ensure visibility and control over mission-critical business processes such as manufacturing and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), international defence manufacturer and service provider Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group turned to global enterprise applications company IFS for a comprehensive enterprise applications platform.

UK-headquartered Marshall is a leading provider of managed services, integrations, and technologies for the global aerospace and defence (A&D) sector. Having embarked on a group-wide initiative to increase agility, competitiveness, and profitability, the company needed an enterprise applications suite that could scale with its manufacturing line of business and at the same time eliminate information silos and process inconsistencies across its divisions and sites.

Following a competitive bid process, Marshall selected IFS Applications™ 10 as it offered comprehensive and robust support for its complex project and composite manufacturing business, together with an MRO solution for heavy maintenance for its Hercules C-130 and other aerospace & defence customers.

By standardising processes with IFS, Marshall is able to monitor and analyse all business data from a centralised location while benefiting from a modern platform for support activities. The IFS solution is used throughout the value chain, from first contact with customers to estimating, planning, project management, production, shipping, MRO and in-service support activities. The company also leverages the IFS platform to manage all suppliers and contractors and to address complex trade control requirements of the international defence industry.

“For more than a century, Marshall has been entrusted with delivering state-of-the-art products and services to some of the largest and most respected organisations in the global defence space,” said Marshall Aerospace and Defence, Interim CEO, Gary Moynehan. “We have reached this privileged position by adopting new technologies, constantly looking for ways to improve, and challenging the status quo. Leveraging the robust, industry-specific capabilities of the IFS solution, we are becoming more agile, competitive and profitable, allowing us to accelerate our enterprise performance as we continue to grow globally.”

Scott Helmer, President of Aerospace & Defence, IFS, added, “We are proud to be helping Marshall cement its solid reputation for product and service excellence. IFS’s continued investment in A&D business solutions is paying dividends for companies like Marshall, who are looking to increase efficiencies and enhance decision-making. We look forward to remaining in close collaboration with Marshall and to continuing our mutually beneficial partnership.”

Learn more about how IFS empowers companies in the A&D industry here: www.ifs.com/uk/industries/aerospace-and-defence.

About Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea. Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost. We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support. https://marshalladg.com/

About IFS
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,000 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realise their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com
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Contact information
David DeRosa
IFS Director, Marketing Communications – Aerospace & Defence

Email: press@ifsworld.com
Phone: +1 613 314 2952

Jamie Kightley
IBA International – PR for IFS A&D
Email: jkightley@iba-international.com
Phone: 01572 757932