During the week of September 10th through the 14th, the GMN Aerospace team participated in another value stream team (VST) event with The Boeing Company, this time focusing on the front-end process flow. The goal of this event was to reduce overall processing time between the Aerospace document review process and the art department by 50%, a flow that is critical for keeping things running smoothly through the plant.
The Boeing Company
In March, The Boeing Company celebrated the production of its 10,000th 737 aircraft. This incredible milestone was commemorated at Boeing’s Renton, WA facility, which is also where the airplane was manufactured. A 737 Max 8, the 10,000th 737 was destined for Southwest Airlines, which was extremely fitting as Southwest is the leading customer for and top operator of the 737.
SEATTLE, Washington (May 16, 2018) – GMN Aerospace announced today that it has received the 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. GMN Aerospace maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2016 to September 2017.
On July 18th, the GMN Aerospace team attended a Boeing recognition event at The Boeing Company’s Everett Delivery Center (EDC). The EDC is where Boeing makes its final deliveries of commercial airplanes to customers. The facility opened in 2013 to enable Boeing to meet growing customer demands, increase operational efficiencies, and provide enhanced customer experiences.
SEATTLE, Washington (May 26, 2017) – GMN Aerospace announced today that it has received a Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2016. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in government outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that support aerospace companies.
On the week of September 26th-30th, GMN Aerospace conducted a Value Stream Team (VST) event that was focused on our customer service department. In the past, we have held several VST events to improve our production processes, but this was the first time we have had one focused on the office and administration side. Our goal was to make every step of the customer service process more efficient and reduce our overall processing time for large orders by 50%.
We at GMN Aerospace would like to congratulate The Boeing Company on celebrating their centennial today! Since their start in 1916, Boeing has spent the past 100 years pioneering the path to innovation and excellence within the aerospace industry. To commemorate this milestone, Boeing is putting on various events, activities, exhibits, and even offering merchandise for fellow aerospace enthusiasts.
With years of experience in industries such as medical, automotive, and heavy industry, GM Nameplate (GMN) is now involved in front panel integration solutions inside the aircraft cabin. GMN Aerospace has recently been working on several projects involving cabin control interfaces with aerospace companies such as BAE Systems and The Boeing Company. Cabin control interfaces are the various displays and touchscreens on airplanes that help to enhance the overall in-flight experience.
A few weeks ago, an aerospace round table was held in Mackenzie Hall at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. The focus of this session was to discuss ways to help grow minority and women-owned aerospace firms and to assist smaller aerospace companies become more effective suppliers. GMN Aerospace teamed up with The Boeing Company for this event to collaborate and share ideas with representatives from various small aerospace suppliers.
Recently, GMN Aerospace conducted our fourth Value Stream Team (VST) workshop with the help of Brian A. McCarthy and Brandon D. Harris from The Boeing Company. The focus of this VST event revolved around the aerospace fabrication cell at GM Nameplate (GMN). The aerospace fabrication cell is a high volume area consisting of four core processes and is the last step in the aerospace manufacturing process before parts arrive in the quality inspection department.