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Reimagining the commercial aerospace & defense industry: Maine Pointe's Chris Brumitt discusses supplier risk, performance, and the end-to-end digital supply chain


Jefferies Expert Call: Maine Pointe's Chris Brumitt, VP Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Discusses Commercial Aerospace Supply Chain

Topics: Mining Aerospace & Defense manufacturing Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe operations strategy Supply Chain Collaboration digitization Risk Mitigation supply chain management CEO Aerospace Manufacturing #aerospace industry risk Coronavirus Supplier Optionality pandemic Risk Management globalsupplychain

Digitization of the Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain

Originally published in Aerospace Tech Review Magazine, March 2020 issue


According to David Grasso and Chris Brumitt, despite advances, the aerospace and defense industry still lags behind in taking full advantage of digitization, and still needs to move aggressively towards adopting cultural change and adopting new technologies such as predictive analytics.

Key insights from the article include:

  • Modernization projects in defense are more important then ever due to flat year-over-year funding
  • Digitization of the supply chain does not start with the technology; it starts with a new business model and processes
  • Benefits of digitization go beyond cost savings, and include creating sustainable growth and becoming more agile and responsive
Topics: Data Analytics Aerospace Infrastructure Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe supply chain management Aviation Advanced Data Analytics #aerospace industry defense IOT Supply Chain Risk Management

Maine Pointe's Brad Stitt Weighs in on the Importance of S&OP in 2020

Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

Trends in personalization and fast shipping will require planning that goes beyond supply and demand. Maine Pointe's Brad Stitt, EVP Supply Chain Management, notes, “S&OP must not only go East to West but top to bottom,” indicating that businesses need to think outside of the traditional realm of supply chain planning.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Aerospace & Defense S&OP Maine Pointe operations Supply Chain Strategy marketing sales CEO

Is a New Sustainment Model the Next Step in Defense Acquisition Reform?

Originally published in Defense Maven

Maine Pointe's Chris Brumitt, VP Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, answers an important question: What needs to be done to bring sustainment cost under control to better serve the warfighter?

Topics: Total Value Optimization Aerospace Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Optimization Maine Pointe Supply Chain Strategy supply chain management Aviation Aerospace Manufacturing #aerospace industry MRO DoD Sustainment Model Acquisition Reform

Shifting Balance of Power Creates a Need for Supply Chain Optimization

Originally published in Aviation Maintenance Magazine

In a new article published in Aviation Maintenance Magazine, David Kleine and Alfred Baumbusch point out that the biggest challenge to the military may not be foreign aggression, but rather, the threat of an inadequate supply chain that just can't keep up with the MRO needs of existing aircraft. Total Value Optimization and improvements to the end-to-end supply chain delivers tremendous benefits to the warfighter effort, allowing for greater value at the lowest cost to the organization.

Topics: Industrial Manufacturing & Services global supply chain Aerospace Aerospace & Defense military manufacturing