Aerospace States Association Annual Meeting - Manufacturing Committee Report

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Robert E. Mansfield, Jr., Brig Gen, USAF (RET) Aerospace Executive in Residence Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Committee Chair

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Aerospace States Association Annual Meeting - Manufacturing Committee Report

  1. 1. Aerospace States Association Annual Meeting 22 March 2011 Manufacturing Committee Report Robert E. Mansfield, Jr., Brig Gen, USAF (RET) Aerospace Executive in Residence Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Committee Chair
  2. 2. Manufacturing Committee Members <ul><li>Ralph Cappola – PTC </li></ul><ul><li>Chuck Carver – State of Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Conner – AeroDefense </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Crabb – OBRITEC </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Dimeff - eSpace </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Michael Fulda - WV </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Grich– ME Manu Assoc </li></ul><ul><li>Jack Harris – Rockwell Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Heil – OAI </li></ul><ul><li>Marsha Kwalwasser – NGC </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Maloney – CCAT </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Mansfield – ERAU </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Moehring – TechSolve </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Patterson – CapConsulting </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Purcell – CA Space Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Martha Hanson – Vermont </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Rockmaker - PA </li></ul><ul><li>Deb Santy – CT SBIR </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Tadajewski - OK </li></ul><ul><li>Dennis Thompson – DSNI </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Zega – EADS-NA </li></ul>
  3. 3. Forces Driving Aerospace Supply Chain Transformation and Competitiveness Next Generation Supply Chain <ul><li>Access to Space </li></ul><ul><li>UAV’s </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><li>Bytes to Atoms </li></ul>New Frontiers Technologies OEM & Supply Chain Shift Defense Pressures <ul><li>Composites </li></ul><ul><li>Nanoscience </li></ul><ul><li>Optics and Photonics </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Systems integration-outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic networks </li></ul><ul><li>Expeditionary </li></ul><ul><li>Shifting threats </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Volatility </li></ul>
  4. 4. Committee Charter <ul><li>Goal: “ Improve the global competitiveness of U. S. small to medium-size aerospace manufacturers in such a way that will benefit local, state, regional and national economic interests.” </li></ul><ul><li>General thrusts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote “SBIR for Manufacturing” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage federal resources (NIST Manufacturing Engineering and Extension Programs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying needs and resources focused to assist SMMs improve their performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and coordination with national, regional and local organizations, technical schools, colleges and universities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage support and membership for ASA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop position papers and identify policy issues </li></ul></ul>ASA Lt Governors Meeting March 2010
  5. 5. 2011 Initiatives <ul><li>SBIR for Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A $2 billion a year program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create direct channel from Manufacturers to SBIR agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate topics for consideration by SBIR agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative lead : Deb Santy – CT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Standards at machine level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A lot of time and money is spent by SMMs to convert CAD data to a digital production plan for their machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rockwell-Collins to implement at a supplier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative lead : Ray Patterson - NY </li></ul></ul>March 2010 ASA Lt Governors Meeting
  6. 6. 2011 Initiatives (continued) <ul><li>Exciting Youth about Careers in Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US education system not producing enough people with STEM(+M) skills and degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Reality Education Program (VREP) shows promise at national level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative Lead : Jack Harris (temp) – IA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transforming Machines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many of machines use in US manufacturing were designed for a different age and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentally redesign to incorporate latest technology, energy consumption and affordability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative Lead : Bob Mansfield - TX </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. “ The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic .” - Peter F. Drucker Leadership and Competitive Advantage Requires More than Understanding the Problem
  8. 8. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>AIM Seminar 12/10/2009

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