Q1 2012  


The Supplier Advisory Council has selected a new membership level for participation in SEA. The new ASSOCIATE membership is an “individual” membership and it is designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to join SEA, and explore ways in which their company can implement the roadmap by attending webcasts, briefings and conferences to learn and collaborate with other suppliers.

Select this Membership if any of the following applies to you:

  • You are interested in learning about an industry proven system for performance improvement.
  • You are interested in collaborating with suppliers that have implemented the system and are experiencing extraordinary results.

Membership Benefits:

  • 50% discount on CEO Conference and Supply Chain Summit fees
  • Free participation in Benchmark Site Visits
  • SEA Newsletter and updates
  • Free participation in LES Implementation Webcasts

Join SEA at an ASSOCIATE level today!

A new individual membership for consultants was also created.  Click here to visit SEA's JOIN page for more information


Implementing the SEA Roadmap
Just Got Easier

Have you visited the SEA Webcasts Tab lately?
We’re making it easier to implement the roadmap with a series of one-hour webcasts that help you accelerate your improvement.






The seven practices for industry-leading performance

March 19, 20 - 21, 2012

March 19: Benchmark a world-class metal finishing company – Hixson Metal Finishing, Newport Beach, CA
March 20: SAC Meeting (open to the public), Supply Chain Summit and Reception
March 21: CEO Conference

Event Location: Hyatt Regency, Irvine, CA

About the Conference
What should today’s aerospace supply chain leader be doing to insure future success? Where should we place our focus and investment to ensure that we capture more market share in today’s aerospace market? How important is the role of a leader in driving continuous improvement? Customers, suppliers, and industry leaders speak about the role of leadership in insuring success and continuing growth in market share in today’s tough economic climate. Speakers will highlight the seven leadership practices of the SEA Roadmap.

Who Should Attend

  • Aerospace and Defense Industry Contractors and Suppliers
  • CEOs, company owners, presidents and operations senior leaders
  • OEM and Tier One senior supplier development, management and procurement professionals
  • DoD, Airlines, and others who depend on the aerospace and defense supply chain


Not a SEA member? JOIN NOW!


SEA held it’s 5th annual A&D Supply Chain Awards Conference and Gala on November 15-17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, CA.  The award finalists and winners were revealed during the Awards Ceremony on November 17th.  Please visit the SEA website for a list of the 2011 Award Finalists and Winners.

Click for video clips of the CEO Conference & Awards Gala
Click for video clips of the Supply Chain Summit

––– ABOUT SEA –––

Did you know…?  
SEA is an unprecedented aerospace and defense alliance led by sub-tier suppliers committed to accelerating supply chain performance. SEA is a non-profit 501c6 funded by supplier memberships and sponsorships that provides...

  • a proven turnkey system for supplier development targeted to mid-tier aerospace and defense customers.
  • a platform for supplier visibility, performance improvement and collaboration.
  • an industry voice for suppliers on issues affecting supply chain performance.

SEA partners and alliances include Agie Charmilles Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), and California Space Authority.

Contact Information

For further information and answers to your questions about SEA, please contact:
SEA Website

Main telephone: (949) 476-1144

Executive Director
: Mickey Wiebe, Ext 6
Director, Operations: Hilda Pacheco-Taylor, Ext 3
Director, Sponsorships: Mickey Wiebe, Ext 6
Director, Project Management: Jeff Hawley, Ext 1



The SEA Leader Workshop has been re-vamped and it is now a 3-day workshop focused specifically in preparing the SEA Roadmap Leader (Champion) within your company to understand the SEA Lean Enterprise System (LES), the SEA Roadmap, and how to prepare the company for the SEA Certification.

The recommended participants are Supplier company executives and managers who will serve as champions for the SEA conversion process in their company. Participants will be expected to learn the steps for SEA implementation and go back to their company and provide facilitation for key workshop activities.

For the next scheduled SEA Leader Workshop CLICK HERE

Get started today with the "GETTING STARTED WITH SEA" webcast – you’ll quickly learn about the steps and how easy it can be to get started on your path.

The webcasts are free to every member so get started and register today

Thinking about putting it off until later?

Every day…

  • Suppliers are surprised by losing business they’ve held for years
  • Suppliers are being placed on the customer “phase-out” list without even knowing it
  • Suppliers are being told that their scorecard is “red” and they have to improve or lose business
  • Suppliers are being asked to make things at less than their cost and then losing to a competitor
    who says he can do it and still
    make a profit
  • Suppliers are losing business to another supplier who is consolidating business for 20 suppliers
    Surprise after surprise after surprise – the message? BE PREPARED!

We recommend you don’t wait but get started today. We’re in a position to see what’s coming in our industry and we believe you have less time than you think.



Please visit the PNAA website for a listing of upcoming events.  SEA members are eligible for a $200 discount on the Supplier’s Forecasting Symposium on March 12.

  • Supplier's Forecasting Symposium - March 12  
  • 2012 PNAA Aerospace Conference - February 6-8



Benchmarking from Your Laptop! What if you could spend one hour and never leave your office while you listened to suppliers present their experience in implementing each process of the SEA Roadmap? What would it be worth to you to spend an hour and gain a wealth of information and best practices?

Well you can find out...just use our DAY PASS – pick the session you would like to attend here and then click on the “sign up” link and register. There will be no cost and you’ll receive the information you need to participation by phone and webcast. Just have your computer in front of you and you’ll be amazed at the value you can receive in one hour.

Our DAY PASS is for Basic members who do not currently subscribe to the Process Owner Forums.

Go to the Webcasts Link to sign up!


Not a SEA member? JOIN NOW!


SEA is the premiere supply chain organization for the aerospace and defense supply chain. We’re in our 9th year and we’re a group of suppliers who have taken charge of our destiny and we're helping our members to meet three important needs:

  • Increasing performance by following a step-by-step process called the roadmap designed for small companies from 10 to 500 employees.
  • Increasing visibility and creating opportunities for new business by using the SEA Supplier brand to distinguish ourselves to our peers and customers.
  • Increasing collaboration to work on what our customers really want - an integrated supply chain where we work together to solve industry and customer problems.

We invite you to join SEA today.
Let’s work together to build a competitive aerospace and defense supply chain!

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