Does Success Come with these Challenges?
Already one of our country’s most important defense companies, Boeing has only strengthened their position in that role by merging with United Technologies to formally become Boeing. It’s no surprise, then Boeing continues to win high-profile military contracts such as supporting the Army’s National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System operations, and multiyear contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to build SM-3 Block IB ballistic missile interceptors.
While such growth is viewed as positive, it comes with challenges too. Scaling up a workforce, integrating operations, and accounting for logistics needs are only a few of the challenges to contend with on top of the reoccurring problems teams at Boeing deal with daily. Among these are:
- Supply Chain Complexity created by limited visibility in seeing the true reality of entire extended supplier network in terms of capacity and material availability
- Line of Balance Analysis that allows clear visibility into supply chain alignment and unit delivery in order to monitor the predictability of delivery and revenue
- Engineering Changes being managed in multiple systems which then makes it difficult to determine the impact of such changes on the supply chain
- Forecast Adjustments due to schedule changes that become extremely time consuming when trying to accurately predict resulting outcomes
- Product Complexity created by part variations or engineering change orders that complicate managing bills of material (BOMs) for multiple programs
- Supplier Performance without benchmarking that makes measuring supplier performance difficult especially under Indirect Spend categories
For operations, procurement, and engineering teams at Boeing, working with the right supply partner can do much to alleviate the stress associated with these challenges.
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Contributing Design Expertise to Boeing’s Success
Liberty Electronics has contributed to successful programs for both Boeing and United Technologies–today Boeing. It’s a relationship that has spanned several decades, during which time, Liberty has not only been relied on as a supplier, but we’ve also been recognized as subject matter experts, aiding in the design process a number of high-profile projects. Liberty’s consistent commitment to Boeing’s success has earned us recognition for our efforts to include being named TOW Missile Supplier of the Year.
Among the Boeing programs Liberty has helped make successful are:
- AI3 – Accelerated Improved Interceptor Initiative
- AIM-9X – Aim-9x Sidewinder Missile
- AMRAAM – Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile
- B-2 – B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
- CBASS – Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System
- CEC – Cooperative Engagement Capability
- Cheyenne Mountain – NORAD Operations and Sustainment
- GRIFFIN – Lightweight precision guided munition
- IBAS – Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem
- ITAS – Tow Improved Target Acquisition System
- Javelin – Portable Anti-Armor Missile
- LSRS – Littoral Surveillance Radar Systems
- MAVERICK – Laser Missile
- MK-48 Torpedo – Heavyweight Torpedo
- MK-54 Torpedo – Lightweight Torpedo
- MK-50 Torpedo – Advanced Lightweight Torpedo
- MTS Predator – Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems (MTS) Predator
- NLOS-LS-(PAM) – Non-Line of Sight Launch System – Precision Attack Missile
- Paveway – Laser Guided Missile
- Phalanx – Phalanx CIWS Advanced Radar-controlled Gun System
- SM3 – Medium-long range shipboard surface-to-air missile
- TOW – M-220 Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile
…plus other developmental programs
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