Common challenges facing the Aerospace & Defense industry include: supplier collaboration, contract/PBL management, long spare part lead times, dynamic and complex product configurations and many more. LiveWorx is the premier event to learn more about disruptive technologies to help your organization overcome these challenges and drive business success!

Don't miss A&D Track Spotlight Speaker Lt. Gen (Ret) Bruce Litchfield, Vice President Sustainment Operations at Lockheed Martin, presenting on "Military Aircraft Sustainment in a Connected World-The Challenges" on Monday June 18th!

Below is a sampling of the breakout sessions you'll find in the Aerospace & Defense Track:

Enterprise Application Development with ThingWorx: A Department of Defense Success Story
Monday, June 18th | 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) in Huntsville, AL needed a low-cost replacement for their legacy Request for Business Action application. The PIF annually creates/tracks 600+ contract transactions through each phase of the acquisition process, including management of all associated files and email communications. Hear how Kratos, using a modified agile approach, rapidly developed an IoT enabled workflow and business process management tool for this DoD organization.

Executive Panel - Aerospace & Defense Supply Chains in a Connected World
Tuesday, June 19th | 10:00am - 10:45am
This session will feature leading A&D stakeholders as they examine common factors that lead to supply chain instability, the core principles that drive supply chain excellence and cite examples of the latest technology platforms that A&D organizations can use to achieve supply chain excellence in a connected world, specifically: Digital engineering, augmented reality for maintenance, connected supply chain optimization and additive manufacturing.

Using Smart Factory to Accelerate Commercial Space Exploration
Tuesday, June 19th | 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The aerospace supply chain is going through a transformation unlike any seen in the 100-year history of the industry. Competitive pressure coupled with market growth is pushing suppliers for a faster turnaround at a reduced cost. In order to survive in this new environment, companies need to adopt new technologies to gain a competitive advantage. During this session, we will review Elite Aviation Products’ Smart Factory journey including lessons learned, challenges faced, and the overall value of implementing IoT for an Aerospace manufacturing supplier.

Expert Panel- Making Model Based an Enterprising Activity
Tuesday, June 19th | 4:15pm - 5:00pm
How did organizations like Raytheon, the US Army, Northrop Grumman, and Jotne approach and succeed in the transition from 2D drawings to Model Based Definition (MBD)? This subject matter expert panel will discuss the methods and standards used to drive adoption of MBE across their enterprise.

Printing Metal: Powder Bed Fusion for Aerospace Applications
Wednesday, June 20th | 8:00am - 8:45pm
To say metal additive manufacturing has grown rapidly in the last five years is an understatement. Within the powder bed fusion space, there are over 90 machines available, and each one has unique attributes that impact the success of your parts. With more users trying the technology every day, how does one pick a platform? Answering this question requires a complete understanding of the requirements for your application and diving deeper into seven key attributes of metal powder bed fusion equipment.

These are just a handful of the breakouts available in the A&D Track. Browse the Session Catalog to view all of them!

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