“What’s Your Supply Chain IQ?”

“What’s Your Supply Chain IQ?”

Orange County Chapter meeting on June 1

As the industry continues to enter into the 2nd Golden Age of Aviation, how are you preparing your business, and what steps are you taking to ensure you’re a part of the future supply chain ecosystem? You might be surprised how that future ecosystem might look, and what steps you should be taking today.

Join us in Irvine on Thursday, June 1, 7:30– 9:00am, when Dustin Tillman, CEO, Elite Aerospace Group will describe what he sees and how he is preparing his company to thrive in that future.

Free for members ($40 non-members). Click here to register to attend the meeting

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Orange County chapter is sponsored by D.A. Davidson & Co., Moss Adams, Hein & Associates, and Verify.

“Significant Changes Affecting the DoD Acquisition and Procurement Landscape”

“Significant Changes Affecting the DoD Acquisition and Procurement Landscape”

San Diego Chapter meeting on May 23

Please join us and our guest panelists for a lively discussion of the ongoing changes to the A&D acquisition environment. We will be covering the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 and expected components of the NDAA 2018. Other topics include the Government’s changing position on commercial items, how your company may be affected by third party audits (YOU will be paying for them) and how DCAA’s 2017 report to Congress may be changing the audit processes. We will also be discussing what DCMA is doing to ensure compliance with cyber security requirements.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
• Learn DCMA’s approach to ensuring that contractors are meeting their cyber security requirements.
• Discover why you will be paying the tab if you have to obtain a third party audit, including accounting system audits.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 23 (networking: 5:30-6:15pm, meeting: 6:15-7:45pm PST), when Ronald J. Youngs, Assistant Vice President, National Security Policy, Aerospace Industries Association and Curt Parkinson, Software Engineer Manager – Cyber Compliance, DCMA, San Diego will share what is going on inside the Beltway.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 16). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adfsdmay17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The San Diego chapter is sponsored by Moss Adams, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, LevitZacks, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.

“Start Up to Successful Exit”

“Start Up to Successful Exit”

Arizona Chapter June 8, 2017 meeting

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thur, Jun 8, when Lee Benson, CEO, Able Aerospace Services, and CEO, Execute to Win, will present how he grew Able Aerospace Services from 3 employees to 500 and sold the company to Textron Aviation. The presentation will give you practical ideas and methodologies you can take back to drive better results in an organization of any size.

Critical elements that will be covered include:
1. Initial value proposition
2. Evolution from one product to thousands
3. How Able consistently grew YOY faster than the market
4. Successfully competing in 60 countries
5. Strategy creation
6. Team alignment to strategy
7. Intentional Culture…the “X” factor
8. Leadership and a management operating system
9. When is the best time to sell?

The meeting is free for members and guests ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after June 1). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazjun17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter June 8 meeting

With decades of service to our country in the armed forces, government, and in industry, General Bob Edmonds will share his insights on a range of defense topics, including:
– Overview of the state of global security / threats
– Outlook for the defense budget and spending
– Perspective on the early days of the new administration and impact on defense
– Perspectives on key programs, including the F-35
– Future trends in defense technology

Join us in Arlington, TX on Thur, June 8, 7:30–9:00am (networking and breakfast at 7am), when we will have an insightful and informative discussion on key topics facing the defense industry.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until June 1. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwjun17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“The Future in Aerospace Machining”

“The Future in Aerospace Machining”
Lunch & Learn: Presentation and Tour of Mazak USA’s Aerospace Technology Center

A&D Forum Meeting in Gardena, CA on June 8

Manufacturing today is fast-paced – every minute of production affects the bottom line. To be competitive, shops must achieve efficient use of leading edge technology backed by comprehensive service and support that ensures machines are performing at their best. Operators must also be well-trained so that they can optimize each machine’s capabilities.

Please join us on Thur, June 8, 10:00am-1:00pm at Mazak’s Western Region Aerospace Technology Center in Gardena, when we will be provided with a presentation on “The Future of Manufacturing”. After the presentation, we will tour their facility where you will see the latest advancements in milling, turning, 5-axis and Multi-Tasking technologies in action. This tour will show how production can be taken to even higher levels and will cover topics such as complementary technologies, like work-holding techniques and how to securely connect equipment to the internet.

The event is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 31). For more information and to register to attend go to http://adfsbjun17.eventbrite.com. Registration closes at 12pm on June 6.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The South Bay Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, California United Bank, Community Bank, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.

“Government Supports for A&D Exporting and Manufacturing”

“Government Supports for A&D Exporting and Manufacturing”

San Fernando Valley Chapter meeting on May 16

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development advances Los Angeles by developing sound policies, creating strategic partnerships, prioritizing investments and delivering key services that will accelerate pathways to economic opportunity.

Join us in Sherman Oaks, CA, on Tuesday, May 16, 7:30–9:00am,when William Chun, Senior Director, Economic Development, Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles will provide an update on work related to the Aerospace and Defense/Manufacturing industries and highlight the programs and tools available to local businesses.

Recently, Mayor Garcetti launched the new Export Program, an initiative that assists local businesses access international trade opportunities and prepare their businesses to export products abroad. The program is designed to guide local manufacturers throught he complex export readiness process, help them address key challenges and connect them with a variety of training and counseling services available through city, state and federal partners.

The meeting is free for everyone. For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adfsfvmay17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The San Fernando Valley chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by CohnReznick, City National Bank, and InVista Associates.

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter May 11 meeting

Challenges facing the growing Drone market are addressed looking at the intricacies of wiring harnesses inside drones and the dangers of having wiring that is incorrectly terminated. Empirical data from the Defense Department shows the causes and the costs associated with bad wiring harnesses and the need for increased awareness as it relates to wiring inside drones.

Please join us in Uptown Dallas on Thur, May 11, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Manuel Lozano, Applications Engineering Manager, Nicomatic North America / Central Region, Aerospace, Defense and Security, will cover wiring from 3 aspects.
1. How to order wire,
2. Placement of wire harness inside drones and
3. How to recognize and prevent possible pitfalls before wire harness is installed inside a drone.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until May 4). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwmay17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“A Formula for Success: Managing our limited (aerospace) resources in the next decade”

“A Formula for Success: Managing our limited (aerospace) resources in the next decade”

Arizona Chapter May 11, 2017 meeting

Managing limited aerospace resources is a key component to preventing catastrophic interruptions to our businesses during the next decade.

Increased lead-time and pricing pressure from larger and less nimble customers who have continued trimming their internal staffing translates into small businesses and suppliers drowning in work that affects both indirect and direct labor. Supplier organizations have to figure out not only how to manage their external customer, but their internal customer too! They have to find the right set of strategies that will allow them to grow and still be able to be profitable.

The critical components to plan around are direct labor, indirect labor and information technology. From ramping up in the machining areas, attracting and retaining critical skills and workforce, developing the right talent cost-effectively to finding better and more efficient ways to use data.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thur, May 11, when Greg Raczynski, Director of Operations & Supply Chain, Cadence Aerospace will discuss how his company implemented their formula for success.

The meeting is free for members and guests ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after May 4). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazmay17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

“Supply Chain Trends in the Scheduled Airline Sector”

“Supply Chain Trends in the Scheduled Airline Sector”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on May 19

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, May 19, 7:30–9:00am, when Dave Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Business Development, Inc. will discuss supply chain trends that he sees in the scheduled airline sector, which is high value/high utilization industry, trickling down to the rest of the aviation and general aviation sectors. He also will focus on capturing the services business of a product lifecycle, packaging products and services into a holistic package (branding, service package as having added value to the customer, e.g. extended life, increased asset value, increased reliability).

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 12). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflamay17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“SoCal M&A Trends and Perspectives”

“SoCal M&A Trends and Perspectives”

A&D Forum Meeting in Torrance, CA on May 10

The M & A activity involving aerospace and defense companies in North America averaged 69 transactions per quarter from Q1 2015 to Q2 2016. Then it spiked to over 100 acquisitions in each of the last two quarters of 2016. Why the uptick in M & A activity? What has been the recent M & A activity level in Southern California? What is the expected trend in the future?

Please join us on Wed, May 10, 7:30-9:00am in Torrance, CA when Massimo Masini (SVP/GM, TECT Aerospace), David Patterson (CEO, Aerospace Manufacturing & Engineering), and Paul Weisbrich (Managing Director, D.A. Davidson & Co.) will share with you some of the recent lessons they have learned and trends they see from their own unique perspectives on the local M & A market. Along with these lessons learned, they will also share some observations about current valuations and multiples, sectors that have been the most prominent targets and what acquirers are looking for in a company.

The event is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 3). For more information and to register to attend go to http://adfsbmay17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The South Bay Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, California United Bank, Community Bank, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.