Managing Director & Partner
As a core member of the Industrial Goods practice, Lacy Ketzner leads the Aerospace and Defense team at Boston Consulting Group in North America. She also leads the work in Digital for A&D globally, and is a core member of the Operations and Strategy practices. Lacy has deep expertise in supply chain, MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations), and program management in both the public and private sector. She has worked to drive business transformations and sustainable growth strategies.
Lacy has worked extensively with Federal and defense clients, defense OEMs, and sub-tier specialty suppliers to drive business transformations and sustainable growth strategies across the industry, including leading defense primes, MRO, rotary players, engine OEMs, and cyber/IT security primes.
Notably, Lacy has led many supply chain strategy projects for large aerospace and defense companies focused on leveraging supply chain control towers, big data, and a big-data diagnostic resulting in lower risk and higher returns on critical programs. In addition, Lacy has served public sector clients, helping them implement commercial best practices and drive digital and operational transformations.
Defense companies’ marketing and sales organizations face sizable challenges in the current environment. They must adjust their game in response.
Now is a good time to rethink and refocus technology investments with an eye to improving manufacturing capabilities and better managing production capacity.
The collapse in commercial air travel will have far-reaching consequences for suppliers. To avoid long-term damage, OEMs and government must take steps to support the industry.
Despite some high-profile female executives, the A&D workforce is still largely male. With growth looming and companies struggling to fill key roles, that needs to change.
As digital investments rise, A&D leaders are asking tougher questions about the returns. In many cases, they are not getting satisfactory answers.
New commercial competitors are small and fast, and they’re developing breakthrough technologies that the military wants. Some incumbents are underestimating the threat.