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Supplier collaboration in aerospace and defense

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Since 2014, major aerospace airframers and engine suppliers have been jointly working on preparing future requirements for improved supplier collaboration. Their focus is on how they share electronic data throughout the lifecycle and determine best practices based on industry standards. This presentation highlights these efforts and describes a future vision as shared in a recently published position paper. You will see how our digital thread provides a model-based evaluation and source selection, where the digital thread extends throughout the supply chain, completing data rights management and securing a supplier portal for all collaboration and exchange of data.

Improve supply chain management

Attend this webinar to learn about several key takeaways for better supply chain management in aerospace and defense organizations. We will share how to improve collaboration and gain insight by:

  • Applying an integrated and model-driven approach to supply chain management using the digital thread

  • Automating interfaces between functional domains and suppliers

  • Building the digital twin to link requirements to source selection and all contract deliverables

  • Integrating supplier schedules, deliverables and production capacities for each program

  • Exchanging granular model-based data with the supply chain

  • Protecting data rights and intellectual property for exchanged data throughout the supply chain, anywhere in the world

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Dale Tutt

Vice President, Industry Strategy

Dale leads industry strategy for Siemens. Prior to joining Siemens, Dale worked at The Spaceship Company, a sister company to Virgin Galactic, as the VP of Engineering and VP of Program Management, leading the development of spaceships for space tourism. He led the team on a successful flight to space in December 2018.

Previously, Dale worked at Textron Aviation / Cessna Aircraft in program and engineering leadership roles. As the chief engineer and program director of the Scorpion Jet program, he led a dynamic cross-functional team to design, build and fly the Scorpion Jet prototype from concept to first flight in 23 months. Dale also worked as an engineer at Bombardier - Learjet and General Dynamics Space System Division.

CIMdata

Dr. Ken Versprille

Executive Consultant

Dr. Ken Versprille has 40+ years of experience in the application of computer-based solutions for engineering and manufacturing enterprises. He joined CIMdata in 2011 after 16 years at the industry analyst firm, Collaborative Product Developments Associates (CPDA), formerly D.H. Brown Associates. Prior, he held numerous senior level technical and managerial positions during 15 years at Computervision Corporation. Dr. Versprille is recognized for publishing the first description of NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines), the mathematical curve and surface formulation that has become an international standard in CAD and computer graphics.