Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Jeffrey Turner on "Transforming through the Challenges in Large Commercial Aerospace"

Jeffrey Turner, President and CEO of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Keynote speaker at MIT LGO conference on "The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S." (May 8, 2012)

The current environment presents substantial challenges to U.S.-based, labor-intensive manufacturing, yet Aerospace is a significant contributor to the national economy and has the highest positive trade balance of any U.S. manufacturing sector. Spirit AeroSystems, the world's largest non-OEM designer and manufacturer of aerostructures for commercial aircraft, continues to transform itself and profitably grow the business. Challenges include historic production rate increases by the OEMs, consolidation in the supply base, and tightened global competition.
 
Mr. Turner's talk addresses the transformations that Spirit is undergoing to meet these challenges, which include a heightened emphasis on lean efficiencies and growing a diversified customer base, to developing innovative technology, products and manufacturing processes, and signing long-term labor contracts.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

LGO

LGO

Category: Education | Updated 17 days ago

Created
May 30, 2012 16:19
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
2761 times

More from LGO

LGO Webinar: Aaron Fyke, Energy Cache

LGO Webinar: Aaron Fyke, Energy Cache

Added over 1 year ago | 00:52:45 | 2059 views

LGO Industry Impact: Jeff Wilke '93, SVP, Consumer Business, Amazon.com

LGO Industry Impact: Jeff Wilke '93...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:03:40 | 1882 views

"Innovation in Manufacturing" (LGO conference panel)

"Innovation in Manufacturing" (LGO ...

Added 2 years ago | 00:55:04 | 4800 views

Tatiana Bonnefoi, LGO '12, on working with "the best of the best" faculty at MIT

Tatiana Bonnefoi, LGO '12, on worki...

Added 2 years ago | 00:01:01 | 2489 views

LGO Internship Impact: Billy Bellows helps Sanofi improve medical device manufacturing quality

LGO Internship Impact: Billy Bellow...

Added 1 year ago | 00:05:46 | 1370 views

Gus Tai at 2013 LGO Alumni Conference

Gus Tai at 2013 LGO Alumni Conference

Added 1 year ago | 00:03:50 | 796 views