Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
The military/aerospace industry is about technology. Companies in that space are on an endless search for the next big innovation. New weapons systems, ways to keep troops and passengers safe and improved fuel efficiency are just some of the advancements that are being sought out. So when your company comes up with the next groundbreaking device, there are a number of decisions to be made. Not the least of it is who is going to manufacture the end product. Does your company have the necessary resources to take on that kind of challenge, or is it more economical to begin research on Contract Manufacturers? Essentially do you make or do you buy, and how do you choose?
When it comes time to make that decision, military and aerospace device manufacturers have many questions to consider:
- What are the short and long term effects of choosing one over the other?
- Do they have suitable staff with the right skill set and experience to take on such an endeavor?
- Do the facilities have the capacity on their floors to begin a large manufacturing process?
- How do manufacturers make this kind of decision without compromising their Intellectual Property rights?
In addition to all those questions, it eventually comes down to your bottom line. At that point, it is best to weigh your options on both sides and fully understand the financial implications of either making or buying. Contract Manufacturers can provide a unique blend of capabilities and experience that some companies may not have the time or money to invest in themselves.
Attend this webinar and learn:
- An understanding of all factors involved in the make vs. buy decision
- Weighing the financial comparisons of making or buying
- How to protect your Intellectual Property when using a Contract Manufacturer
Chuck Patten, Director of Business Development
Mr. Patten joined Sparton in 2014. He has more than 20 years in the Electronic Manufacturing Services Industry. He also has held various management level positions in Business Development and Account Management supporting Fortune 100 Electronic OEMs for Design and Manufacturing Services on a global basis.
Greg Griffith, SIOP Manager – Sparton Brooksville
Mr. Griffith is currently the SIOP Manager for the Sparton Brooksville location. In this role, he oversees the planning, purchasing, shipping, receiving and warehouse functions. Prior to joining Sparton in 2014, Mr. Griffith worked in the medical device industry. Mr. Griffith has held numerous positions in the supply chain function for over 20 years.
David Robinson, Business Unit Director
Mr. Robinson is currently the Business Unit Director for the Sparton Brooksville location. In this role he oversees and manages the facility, and is responsible for leadership and performance of the operations within the Sparton Mil/Aero business unit. Prior to his current role Mr. Robinson was the Director of Program Management for Sparton Brooksville. He joined Sparton in 2007. Mr. Robinson has held positions in the Aerospace, Military and Defense industries for over 30 years.
Pat Host, Defense Daily
Patrick Host is the Air Force and space reporter for Defense Daily. Pat is entering his fourth year with the company and sixth year, overall, covering military acquisition and policy issues. A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a DC resident, Pat is also a Western Michigan University alum.
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