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"The Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) – Defining Supplier Development”

March 4-6, 2014
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Boeing: World Air Fleet To Double In 20 Years

Posted By Sharron Newby, Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Boeing: World Air Fleet To Double In 20 Years
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 8:01am
Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- Boeing predicted that the number of commercial aircraft in operation globally will double in the next two decades, with the bulk of some 35,000 new planes going to Asia, an executive from the US airplane-maker said Tuesday.

Speaking ahead of the Bourget international air show in Paris, Randy Tinseth, vice-president of marketing for Boeing Co., said rising oil prices are forcing carriers to think harder about efficiency, and that means smaller planes that burn less fuel. It also means design changes, streamlined air traffic control and improved navigation to shave miles (kilometers) off each flight.

The demand for fuel efficiency has eaten away at orders for the wide-body long haul carriers that are major profit-drivers for Boeing and Airbus, the world's two biggest aircraft manufacturers. Boeing predicted that 24,670 of the 35,000 new airplanes to be delivered would be single-aisle craft, seating between 90 and 230 passengers. Just 760 were expected to be large wide-body jets, seating more than 400 passengers.

The 20-year forecast, which Boeing puts out annually, predicts 60 percent of the demand for aircraft will come from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The rest comes from carriers in Europe and North America.

The commercial fleet today stands at 20,310 aircraft, Boeing says. Counting the withdrawal of older planes, the fleet is forecast to grow to 41,240 by 2032.

Among the new orders, 12,820 are expected to go to the Asia-Pacific region. The next-largest market is Europe, with 7,460 deliveries. Airline consolidation in the United States has caused orders to drop sharply there — a trend that is likely to spread to Europe in coming years, Tinseth said.

Boeing had a tough start this year, when its flagship 787 was grounded worldwide because of smoldering batteries on two different planes. American regulators have since approved the company's fix and the plane is cleared to fly again.

Competitor Airbus, meanwhile, is introducing a new plane of its own, although the A350 has not yet made its first flight.

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PwC Report Suggests Sustained US Manufacturing Renaissance

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 21, 2012
"Consensus views on a U.S. manufacturing resurgence have largely centered on rising labor costs in markets such as China as the key driver of re-shoring back to the U.S. However, a new PwC US report, A Homecoming for U.S. Manufacturing?, reveals that while rising labor costs are part of the story, a range of factors—including transportation and energy costs and protecting the supply chain—could drive a sustained manufacturing renaissance in the U.S. beyond any cyclical recovery, potentially improving investment, employment, production output and research & development (R&D)."

Read more of "A Homecoming for US Manufacturing?" on M.NET.

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Boeing Expands Gresham Manufacturing Plant

Posted By David Burton, Monday, August 13, 2012
Find out more about the expansion in an article published on

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Airbus To Increase Spending with US Suppliers

Posted By David Burton, Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Towards broadening its support for Suppliers in the Aerospace Industry,  DMSCA has begun conversations with Airbus regarding its becoming a  Corporate Member and using the DMSCA Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) as its Supplier Development platform.

Read more about how Airbus plans to double its $12B spent with US suppliers in an article on the website.

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Manuel-Gilbert Recognized as "Best of the Best 2012 Supplier Diversity Executives"

Posted By David Burton, Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Veronica Manuel-Gilbert, Director of Enterprise Supplier Diversity for Johnson & Johnson, and DMSCA Founding Corporate Member, was selected among the Best of the Best 2012 Supplier Diversity Executives by the Black EOE Journal.

The Black EOE Journal's Choice of the 2012 Best of the Best evaluation polled hundreds of Supplier Diversity Executives from Fortune 1000 Companies. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation's employers, supplier diversity programs, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. Veronica was one of four supplier executives recognized. Read the Final News Release here.

Tags:  Black EOE Journal  Johnson & Johnson  Veronica Manuel-Gilbert 

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DMSCA Schedules CMP 4.0 Webinar Training Series

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, May 01, 2012

DMSCA has scheduled the 2012 Corporate Mentoring Program 4.0 Webinar Training Series, with the first webinar set for June 5, 2012. This series of training is available for those suppliers participating in the CMP who have completed  phases 1.0 through 3.0. This group was recognized for obtaining a level One Certification at the DMSCA 2012 Conference.

The primary educational series consists of CMP 1.0 – System Overview, CMP 2.0 – Performance Benchmarking Readiness, CMP 3.0 – Performance Benchmarking and CMP 4.0 – Analysis and Deployment. Suppliers must complete the series of education and training activities in order to achieve appropriate levels of recognition and certification as a CMP Supplier. The CMP System™ Framework provides that upon completion of CMP 4.0 requirements a supplier shall qualify and be recognized as a Level Two CMP Supplier.

CMP 4.0, Analysis and Deployment, provides an opportunity for participating suppliers to focus on improving aspects of both supply chain performance and their Business Platform relationships with DMSCA Corporate Sponsors.

To view the 4.0 Webinar schedule, visit the DMSCA Online calendar. Please contact David Burton or Ed Buck for additional information on the CMP and all training options.

Tags:  CMP Program  webinar 

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DMSCA Team to Present Workshop at Michigan Minority Procurement Conference

Posted By Administration, Friday, April 27, 2012

The DMSCA Team will be conducting a Workshop at the MMBDC 2012 Michigan Minority Procurement Conference entitled " The CMP System Framework – A Model for Supplier Development, Continuous Improvement, and Performance Certification.” Our Session is on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 2:15 PM to 4:45 PM in Cobo Hall.

DMSCA team members presenting at the Conference include David Burton, Founder and CEO; Edward Buck, Managing Engineer; Icy Williams, Vice President for Development;

View the MMPC Flyer here. Diverse and prime suppliers can register for the event by visiting the MMSDC website.

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The Valley Phenomenon

Posted By Peter Bolstorf, Friday, March 16, 2012
The challenge of running supply chains for small and medium businesses is frequently a result
of the "valley phenomenon.” This occurs when small businesses are in the middle of complex
networks including very large suppliers and very large customers; they have little or no leverage
and must meet rigid high expectations on both ends.

This is the valley, and when combined with an immature supply chain strategy, it can compel
small businesses to spend all their time fighting day-to-day supply chain fires.
At issue is how such companies can stop dealing with crises for long enough to invest in
getting better. Put another way: How can a small business develop an effective strategy at the
same time it is delivering on its commitments?

The Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) developed the Corporate
Mentoring Program (CMP) as an integrated, performance-driven supplier development and
supply chain readiness system. It prepares diverse suppliers for sustained supply engagement.
This process is undertaken with the supportive guidance of a corporate sponsor.
There are five phases to the CMP.
  1. CMP 1.0-­‐CMP System Overview
  2. CMP 2.0-­‐Performance Benchmark Readiness
  3. CMP 3.0-­‐Performance Benchmarking/Supply Chain Strategy
  4. 4CMP 4.0-­‐Analysis and Deployment
  5. CMP 5.0-­‐Development, Expansion, and Continuous Improvement
Supply Chain Excellence 3rd Edition provides a strategic roadmap to help medium and small
businesses achieve CMP 5.0 certification. The roadmap details five phases:
  1. Build Organizational Support
  2. Define Project or Initiative
  3. Analyze Performance
  4. Develop Project Portfolio
  5. Implement Projects
Supply Chain Excellence deliverables also qualify toward CMP certification. These include:
  1. Project Charter
  2. Supply Chain Definition Matrix
  3. Competitive Requirements
  4. Benchmark Comparisons
  5. Scorecard
  6. Metric and Defect Analysis
  7. Prioritized Project Portfolio
  8. Supply Chain Strategy Maturity Assessment
  9. Continuous Improvement Plan
  10. Project Implementation Plan
It is our hope and belief that through CMP, combined with the proven methodology of Supply
Chain Excellence, DMSCA member companies will successfully climb out of the valley to
achieve new levels of success in serving their large customers.

Follow Peter Bolstorff's blog on the SCE Limited website.

Tags:  Peter Bolstorff  Supply Chain Excellence 

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Lamb-Hale to Keynote Conference Dinner, Recognize CMP Suppliers

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 23, 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing and Services, Nicole Lamb-Hale has confirmed attendance at the DMSCA 2012 Education and Training Conference. Please join us in a Pre-Dinner Reception and welcoming her as our Keynote Dinner Speaker.

Appointed by the President, Secretary Lamb-Hale is a member of the Administration’s Manufacturing Council and has been a voice for the importance of manufacturing as a high priority for the Administration for two reasons: as a vital source of middle-class jobs, and as a major driver of American innovation, comprising two-thirds of the nation’s research and development spending. In addition to this message to attending Corporations and Suppliers, she will stress the immense opportunities ahead for diverse manufacturing and logistics suppliers that are prepared for competitive supply chain performance.

With DMSCA management and sponsoring Corporations, Lamb-Hale will assist in recognizing CMP Suppliers whose leadership and organizational commitment have led to their attainment of the CMP Level One recognition, the first of three incorporated in the CMP System for performance-driven and supply chain ready suppliers.

Join us as we change the national dialogue about Supplier Diversity. On the heels of our December 2011 event on Urban Manufacturing and Job Creation, our focus also on Diverse Supplier Supply Chain Performance Excellence is resonating with the Administration. Increasing attention is being given to both Corporations and the Suppliers engaged with us to support US Manufacturing "Made in America" and export focus a reality.

Also confirmed to address the Conference are Jay Williams, Director, Office of Recovery for Auto Workers & Communities, U.S. Dept. of Labor; and Joe Anderson, Chairman of the Manufacturing Council and CEO of TAG Holdings.

Find out more and register online here.

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DMSCA Conference Agenda Available

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 08, 2012
View, print or download the DMSCA 2012 Education & Training Conference Agenda here.

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