Aerospace and Defense supply chain companies face unprecedented challenges today from a variety of sources. Many companies have not updated their business model or their go-to-market strategy in a generation, despite multiple disruptive waves. Technical innovation, disruptions in aerospace supply chain management, increasing product and manufacturing complexity, and increases in regulatory oversight all require fresh responses. For several reasons, staying with the status quo is not the path forward today. Demand for more affordable products drives large companies to shift more responsibility for innovation to smaller members of the supply chain.