Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2008
Perfekta Incorporated has Achieved SEA Stage 1 Certification
Irvine, California (PRWEB) September 28, 2008 -- Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) Board Chairman, Michael G. Beason announced that Perfekta, Inc. an aerospace company located in Wichita, KS, has achieve SEA Stage 1 Certification.
Perfekta is a manufacturer of complex monolithic machined components and structures. Founded in 1984, Perfekta has evolved from a small parts supplier to an entity that manufactures medium to complex aerospace components and structures.
Perfekta now joins a group of elite aerospace and defense companies that have achieved SEA Stage 1 Certification. "All efforts are being aligned with the Company's Vision: To become a strategic aerospace partner, critical to the success of our customer's supply chain strategy. That Vision is supported by our Mission of consistent performance in delivery, quality and customer satisfaction. The achievement of these goals requires our entire organization to work in total synchronization. Emphasis at Perfekta is now on workforce development and employee-driven improvements. The core of our effort is to achieve true world class excellence," said Julian Guerra II, Perfekta's President.
SEA is the non-profit alliance of aerospace and defense prime and tier-one contractors and leading sub-tier suppliers organized to transform the global supply chain. Prime-empowered and supplier-led, SEA seeks to accelerate the performance of small and mid-sized production suppliers.
Virtually all major prime and tier-one contractors endorse the SEA Certification as the preferred approach to continuous improvement and process management. "While the SEA Certification is voluntary, it will distinguish the highest performing supplier companies and provide primes and tier-ones with a reliable way to identify low-risk, high-performing suppliers," said, Beason.
SEA Certification is based on the SEA Roadmap, the infrastructure that helps supplier organizations systematically build a lean enterprise -- an organization focused on the elimination of waste throughout the value stream. A lean enterprise achieves aggressive goals for cost reduction, on-time delivery, excellent quality and shorter lead times. A lean enterprise has a culture where all employees work toward lean goals, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. The SEA Roadmap criteria also serve as the basis for the SEA Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Awards process.
SEA Certification follows the three stages of the SEA Roadmap for development (Stage I - Stabilization, Stage II - Supply Chain Integration, and Stage III - Sustainability). Supplier companies pursue the coveted SEA Certification for each Stage of the Roadmap. To become certified, a supplier company must satisfactorily meet criteria in four critical areas: Leadership and Culture, Workforce Development, Operational Excellence, and Business Results.
Bi-Annual Certification for each stage occurs through a three-day, on-site audit. Annual Surveillance Audits are available to help suppliers monitor their sustainability. For an easy step-by-step introduction to the SEA Certification process, supplier organizations wishing to pursue SEA Certification should visit the SEA website at http://www.seaonline.org and click on "SEA Certification" on the blue bar just below the "Contact Us'" tab.
SEA member companies represented on its board of directors include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, EADS North America, Esterline Corporation, United Technologies, Inc, Parker Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Cessna Aircraft Company, Honeywell Aerospace, Hitco Carbon Composites, Dresser- Rand, Roberts Tool Company, Cristek Interconnects, Photo Etch Company, and DRS Technologies.
SEA Gold Sponsor is Mori Seiki, USA, Inc., SEA partners and alliances include Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), California Council for Excellence, California Space Authority, and ASG Renaissance.
To learn more, visit the SEA website at http://www.seaonline.org.
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