MAA Conference 2019: our expert speakers

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Welcome to the speakers page for the MAA Conference which is Day One of Aerospace Forum Birmingham 2019.

Over the coming weeks we will gradually build up our portfolio of expert speakers to give you a preview of the topics they will speak about at the conference, and the value you will get from participating.

This week we feature Annette Rothwell, one of the most widely respected leaders in the UK aerospace supply chain procurement and performance improvement communities.


Annette Rothwell, Senior Vice President, Operations Excellence, Esterline Corporation

Chair, MAA Supply Chain Performance Group


Annette will be sharing key lessons she has learned on

Leveraging the supply chain to improve customer satisfaction.

Annette Rothwell

In order to improve the performance to your customer you need to improve the inbound operations from your suppliers. There are many factors that can affect the performance. With over 30 years of purchasing and supply chain experience, 22 in aerospace with major Tier 1 companies including GKN, Goodrich, Aero Engine Controls and now Esterline, Annette has personally developed some of the key measures and techniques now widely used to get real performance improvement in the supply chain. There are the obvious QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery) improvements. However strategic ability, commodity strategy development, technology drivers, health monitoring, supplier connections and clustering are equally important. Using information data within your business will help you improve your inbound logistics and improve your outbound performance to your customer. Annette will show that many such tools and techniques are equally applicable to companies of all sizes that want to improve the performance of their supply chains.