United Launch Alliance LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Co. Brad Houser, senior manager of supply chain operations, explains the company's mission, and how it crafts a supply chain that's geared toward absolute reliability in support of rocket launch services for government and the private sector.
For the past seven years, Carlo K. Nizam has been the head of Airbus Group's Value Chain Visibility and RFID program. He has led the effort to use radio frequency identification, as well as what the company refers to as "Intranet of Things" technologies, to track aircraft parts, logistics containers, tools, jigs, subassemblies and other critical assets.
Two aerospace companies have been testing radio frequency identification solutions enabling the creation of a wireless mesh network of battery-powered tags that can identify the locations of moving, tagged items, and be reconfigured quickly if the layout of their facilities changes.
A delegation from Dubai World Central (DWC) recently concluded a roadshow in the U.S. that aimed to open discussions with key industry players and initiate the creation of an integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services supply chain in DWC's Aviation District.