Q2 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.


Workforce Development”

Key practices for industry-leading performance

July 24 - 26, 2012

July 24, 2012

  • Benchmarking Site Visit to Agie Charmilles 12:00pm to 5:00pm - this is an off-site event, bus will pick up at the Marriott at 11:00am.
  • Reception following Site Visit – 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Marriott Resort

July 25, 2012

  • Supplier Advisory Council 9:00am to 12:00pm - Meeting open to the public
  • Supply Chain Summit 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Reception - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

July 26, 2012 - CEO Conference 8:00am to 3:30pm

Event Location: Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire, IL

About the Conference

  • How does workforce development help aerospace suppliers ensure future success? How are aerospace and defense suppliers managing workforce development? What are their best practices? In this conference we’ll take an in-depth look at job skills training process, certification process, and continuous improvement process.
  • Customers, suppliers, and industry leaders discuss the role of standard work in ensuring success and reducing risk in the aerospace supply chain.
  • Speakers will highlight the key Workforce Development 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!


The Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Awards Program
Now in it’s 6th year, is the only awards program supported by the industry and managed by industry suppliers to promote recognition and sharing of best practices.

Nominations are now OPEN!
Awards Program Video
Awards Program Home Page

OEMs and Tier Ones
Please consider sending us your top 200 suppliers – use this link to download the excel worksheet you can use to provide us with suppliers and contact information and we’ll complete your nomination.

Nominate your own company, your suppliers, your favorite customer, and your favorite leader. Use this link to download the nomination form.

––– 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



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.



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 Associate 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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