Aerospace and Defense Suppliers, OEMs and Tier-One Suppliers to Meet November 2, 2006, at the Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Member Conference

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Next Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Member Conference to meet November 2, 2006 in Bethesda, MD. Hosted by Lockheed Martin.

The next Member Conference of the Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2006 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Lockheed Martin Corporation will host the Conference.

SEA is the joint program office for the aerospace, defense and space industry supply chain conversion. As a non-profit alliance of leading industry contractors, SEA’s purpose is to accelerate supply chain performance and help U.S. suppliers become more competitive. SEA Member Conferences are educational forums held six times each year, focusing on the critical challenges facing small and mid-sized suppliers in the supply chain.

According to SEA Executive Director, Mickey Wiebe, “An increasing number of executives from industry OEMs tier-one suppliers, leading supplier firms, the DoD, commercial customers, and industry analysts are attending SEA Member Conferences. And, the Bethesda meeting is expected to be the largest to date."

The November 2 SEA Member Conference agenda will include:

  • Primes and tier-ones will share their views on how the industry is changing
  • A special learning session will feature the SEA Lean Enterprise system and a discussion of the opportunities that are arising from small companies
  • Opportunities to interface with and speak to prime and tier-one supply chain executives
  • Presentations by supplier companies on the results they are achieving through the implementation of the SEA Lean Enterprise System, the uniform business system now being deployed across the industry

Among those attending will be SEA board members representing BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Company, United Technologies, Parker Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand, Sikorsky Aircraft, Textron, Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Honeywell, TW Metals, Space Systems Loral, Bombardier, Hitco Carbon Composites, Firth Rixson, Dresser-Rand, Roberts Tool Company, Cristek Interconnects, and Tyco Printed Circuit Group. Supplier company executives and members of the press will also be present.

To register to attend the SEA Member Meeting, please RSVP to Ms. Hilda Pacheco-Taylor at (949) 476-1144, extension 316 or via email.

To learn more about SEA visit the SEA website at http://www.seaonline.org.

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