Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems cuts supply chain cost and prioritizes its supply base to stay competitive. By Janice Hoppe

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) began transforming its supply chain five years ago to better compete in an ever-changing market. “We were in an environment working sole-sourced contracts for the government, and business was 90 percent domestic and 10 percent international,” Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain Mike Shaughnessy explains. “Fast-forward to today, business is 60 percent international and 40 percent domestic, and everything is competed. The sole-source contract no longer makes up the majority.”
    Raytheon is based in Waltham, Mass., and is the worldwide leader in the defense and aerospace industries with its portfolio of innovative technologies that its customers expect to work the first time every time. One of four Raytheon businesses, IDS specializes in air and missile defense, large land- and sea-based radars and systems for managing command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.


ksservicessum16 helps aerospace manufacturers speed repairs while reducing costs by offering full-service locations close to its customers.

Given the increasing cost of ongoing maintenance and repair at any industrial plant, many aerospace manufacturers are discovering the value and advantages of working with a repair service that not only has the size and expertise, but also is as nearby as possible.
    Proximity, after all, has many advantages for the manufacturer. First and foremost, having a repair service company in close proximity means repairs can be completed faster and the maximum possible uptime maintained. Today, most manufacturing plants need replacement parts quickly.


MEGlobal Americas’ supply chain strengths help it provide critical chemicals for manufacturers around the world. By Chris Petersen

As a world leader in the production of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and diethylene glycol (DEG), MEGlobal provides some of the most crucial chemical building blocks for materials ranging from polyester fibers to antifreeze and other industrial applications. With so many manufacturing operations around the world depending on MEG and DEG to keep their production running smoothly, a strong supply chain is critical for MEGlobal.


A.T. Chadwick has succeeded for more than 50 years because it holds true to its philosophy of focusing on quality. By Chris Petersen

As one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Philadelphia area, A.T. Chadwick Co. Inc. has had a hand in numerous successful projects over the years. And, as the company marks its 50th anniversary in 2016, it continues to count on the strength and experience of its people as major differentiators in a crowded marketplace. Project Manager Ernie Falco says that on projects such as its recent work for Westway Group, A.T. Chadwick leverages the experience of its people at every level of the company to provide the highest-quality service in every aspect of its work.

Founded in 1966, A.T. Chadwick specializes in heating, air conditioning, plumbing and medical gas services in a variety of market segments. Falco says the company services a large array of Fortune 500 companies throughout the Philadelphia area, and it has multiple groups within the organization to serve different types of customers. For example, the company has groups devoted to commercial clients, industrial clients and pharmaceutical clients. A.T. Chadwick provides its services to many of the area’s top general contractors as well as directly to property owners including hospitals and educational facilities.


American Axle & Manufacturing secures its place by working with suppliers in advanced and collaborative capacities. By Eric Slack

Founded in 1994 and built on decades of experience, American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has become a leading global Tier-1 automotive supplier. Thanks to highly engineered, advanced technology products, processes and systems, AAM now provides driveline and drivetrain systems and related components for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles.

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