FOM2017 Americas Speakers

Tyler Moore, Director Supply Assurance, Arrow

Best practice isn’t always found where you expect it. Exclusive focus on your peer group can be interesting, but it’s not always the solution. Looking more widely across seemingly unconnected industries, what lessons can we learn? How can we make things better, together?

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Willie C. Brown, Director, Sustainment Services, Support Solutions, BAE Systems

How do organizations understand what’s actually relevant, and what is just noise in their supply chain? How much attention should we pay to events and processes that seemingly have little immediate effect? Using his vast experience, Willie will share some key lessons for all of us regardless of our industry or tenure.

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Kristie Syndikus, Vice President - Corporate Supply Chain Management, Celestica

Most of us view obsolescence as an event, and a problem. Some companies however view obsolescence as an opportunity, and a competitive tool if they get it right. What can we learn from the experience of global EMS in changing the perception of obsolescence in our supply chains?

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Phil Sansone, Vice President, Global Distribution Sales, Microsemi Corporation

As supply chains lengthen and customer requirements become simultaneously more diverse and more exacting, how do component manufacturers respond? What’s the most important factor in balancing technology development and long life-cycle support?

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Bill Scofield, Engineer, Boeing

Regulation and certification add another layer of complexity to any industry interacting with electronic components. Applying that regulation to already long and sometimes obscure supply chains can be difficult – what realistic steps can you take in understanding, interpreting, and acting on AS5553?

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Peter Sandborn, Professor, CALCE at the University of Maryland

What lessons can we take from outcome based contracts? If buying physical technology is laden with obsolescence risk, how can we win together with suppliers by purchasing the required outcome instead?

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Ryan Cartee, Material Program Manager, Raytheon

We often cite external communication and cooperation as a key obstacle in problem solving. Often, we overlook internal challenges and how to overcome them. As we learn to collaborate across customers and internal teams, what should we learn about obsolescence and the traditional methods of solving complex issues? What does the future hold?

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