Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

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.



Category: Education | Updated over 1 year ago

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

4207 times

More from LGO

Cindy Estrada on "The Role of Labor in the Manufacturing Economy After the Financial Crisis"

Cindy Estrada on "The Role of Labor...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:20:15 | 4705 views

Robert Bradway of Amgen on "Transforming Biotechnology Manufacturing: Adapting Technology to a Changing Environment"

Robert Bradway of Amgen on "Transfo...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:31:59 | 4696 views

"Workforce of the Future" (LGO conference panel)

"Workforce of the Future" (LGO conf...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:57:01 | 5962 views

Charles Fine: conference wrap-up at "The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S."

Charles Fine: conference wrap-up at...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:43:35 | 3271 views

"Innovation in Manufacturing" (LGO conference panel)

"Innovation in Manufacturing" (LGO ...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:55:04 | 6812 views

Rodney Brooks: "Will Our Consumer Goods Always Be Manufactured By Hand?"

Rodney Brooks: "Will Our Consumer G...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:50:25 | 4836 views