on-demand webinar

A proactive approach to supply chain disruptions in aerospace and defense

How companies are using digital software to anticipate supply chain issues and dampen their impact

Estimated Watching Time: 61 minutes


Airplane parked at a terminal

Late deliveries and lost revenue due to supply chain issues remain far too common in the A&D industry. Practices such as diversifying suppliers and buying safety stock can help, but isn’t there a better way? This session will examine the results of a Siemens supply chain survey conducted by Aviation Week to explain current trends and consider how companies can embrace digital transformation and invest in market intelligence to proactively manage their supply chain.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What the most critical A&D supply chain issues are
  • Why you need to be proactive and "leap left" to combat these issues before they happen
  • How you can get started using market intelligence to eliminate outdated processes
  • How leveraging digital transformation can help the industry establish a connected, fully traceable cloud-based supply chain
  • What you can hope to achieve by adopting a new approach

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Todd Tuthill

Vice President for A&D Strategy and Marketing

Todd Tuthill is the vice president of aerospace and defense strategy and marketing at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Todd joined Siemens in June 2022 after more than 30 years in the aerospace and defense industry. Todd’s engineering background is in systems design with functional engineering and program leadership roles and a strong vision for digital transformation. His aerospace leadership career spans McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, Moog, Raytheon and Siemens. His experience encompasses all aspects of A&D programs, including design, model-based systems engineering, software engineering, lean product development, supplier/partner management and program management. In his new role at Siemens, he is a passionate advocate for the advancement of digital transformation across the A&D industry.

Supplyframe - a Siemens Company

Ryan Chan

Vice President of Solutions Consulting at Supplyframe

Ryan Chan serves as the global VP of Solutions Consulting for Supplyframe’s (a Siemens company) SaaS offerings. He began his extensive career in supply chain design at Saint-Gobain, a distinguished French manufacturing firm, and further honed his skills in network optimization at Toys R Us. As an early adopter of LLamasoft's Supply Chain Guru, Ryan joined the firm when its team numbered just 30. Over the next decade, he watched it grow to more than 750 employees. During his tenure, Ryan held roles ranging from Consulting to Product Management and assisted numerous Fortune 100 companies in transforming their supply chains with optimization, simulation and AI/ML techniques. After LLamasoft's acquisition by Coupa, Ryan transitioned to Symphony Retail AI as the SVP of Solutions and Value Consulting. There, he consolidated a global presales team of 30 and initiated a comprehensive Value Engineering program.

Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Patty Russo

A&D Industry Global Strategy and Marketing Senior Manager

Patty Russo is Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Industry Global Strategy and Marketing Senior Manager for Siemens Digital Industries Software. In this role she manages the global messaging and marketing for the A&D industry. She joined Siemens in June of 2022. Prior to joining Siemens, she served as marketing director for an industry leading financial IT consulting firm, founded and managed a creative and communications consulting business for 17 years, and held creative, strategy, and account leadership roles with marketing and media production agencies serving fortune 500 companies. Her 30+ years of experience includes branding, marketing strategy, messaging, creative direction, and content creation.