An Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan Event

Aerospace Roundtables returning in 2024

Collaborate with OEM’s and Tier 1’s on current challenges in their business

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aerospace roundtables

Hear more about Aerospace Roundtables from AIAM President, Tony Vernaci

tuesday, September 5

1:00 - 4:00 PM @ Miller Canfield Office
150 W Jefferson Ave # 2500, Detroit, MI

(Walking distance from Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center)

your opportunity:

Collaborate directly with OEM/Tier 1 companies on potential solutions to real-life industry challenges.

Space for the Aerospace Roundtables is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. AeroOne attendees that indicated interest in participating will be notified of their placement in the sessions within 30 days of the event.

Pratt & Whitney

How to Accelerate the Adoption and Utilization of Advanced Technologies to Gain Competitive Advantage

  • How can we shorten the industry-wide learning curve and put new technology to use faster? Many aerospace companies are making big investments in new robotics and automation technology that outpace their employees’ skill levels.
  • How can we accelerate learning and increase efficiency as quickly as possible?
  • Can collaboration play a role? 

Representatives of Pratt & Whitney will share some of their own experiences and lead a conversation about how to ramp up expertise to improve labor efficiencies, increase market share, and gain a global competitive edge. 


How to Address the New Normal of Longer Lead Times 

  • How do we get back to pre-Covid supplier lead times? The new normal for lead times is up to ten times longer than before the onset of the pandemic. Meanwhile, due to paradigm shifts like digital transformation, customers are demanding even shorter lead times, leaving OEMs stuck in the middle.

  • What are the key factors driving longer lead times?

  • Can we collaborate with suppliers to make the process better for everyone? 

Representatives from Woodward will lead a discussion about supply chain struggles, what’s being done to mitigate them, and new ideas for getting back to the old normal. 


Digital Engineering and the Domestic Supply Chain of the Future 

  • How can we make domestic aerospace manufacturing more streamlined and affordable? One solution on the horizon is the trend toward digitalization. The U.S. government and many OEMs are seeking to eliminate two-dimensional prints in favor of digital 3D models, a change we’re seeing across the globe. This could have broad implications for small and large domestic suppliers alike.

  • What does digital engineering look like?

  • What are the stumbling blocks?

  • And how soon is this change coming? 

Join representatives from Eaton for a discussion about how to prepare for the domestic supply chain of the future. 

Already registered, but interested in attending the Aerospace Roundtable? Contact us and we’ll get your registration updated.