Increasing the percentage of company operations and program requirements to be outsourced -The primes and major subcontractors are continually looking to hone their core competencies and outsource that which is decided not to be core. -The responsibility of this effort is generally that of the company’s buying organization leadership whose focus is the existing supply base and what has already been outsourced.
Aerospace Supply Chain Solutions Value-Add: To build relationships and processes for continuing honing core competencies, and preparing a competent supply base for the additional outsourcing.
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hoosing small businesses for new requirements and special and strategic relationships -Specific Government subcontracting requirements, like mentor-protégé programs and increased awards to Service Disabled Veteran Small Businesses, customer acquisitions of suppliers, and strategic partnerships, require the ability to find suppliers for new requirements and to evaluate supplier competency and potential for a successful relationship. -The experience in a Small Business Liaison Office to find suppliers for new requirements and participate in the evaluation of the competence and potential of a successful suplier relationship may need additional support.
Aerospace Supplier Chain Solutions Value-Add To understand company specific requirements for sourcing and find companies to fulfill those requirements with the goal to reduce cost and increase performance. - To perform the “due diligence” in the evaluation of supplier competence and potential for a successful relationship in the areas of customer-supplier relationships, in-plant operations, and their supplier management.
Improving the operations of Small Business Liaison Offices to include the relationship with program managers and engineers for the purpose of increasing subcontracting awards to small business categories. -The increasing trend in manning SBLOs is with younger, inexperienced employees. -After their outreach efforts, the younger, inexperienced SBLO employees may lack the knowledge to effectively interface with senior program managers and engineers to bring their efforts in outreach to the mainstream of their companies programs and projects.
Aerospace Supplier Chain Solutions Value-Add To improve the SBLO organization, policies, procedures, processes and trainingin effectively interfacing with senior program managers and engineers to bring their outreach efforts tothe mainstream of their companies programs and projects.