When it comes to supply chain, companies are always looking for ways to eliminate, or at least control, problems that arise at various stages of the process. The limitations to data-sharing with key parties in the supply chain as well as cybersecurity are examples of common problems. This is where the idea of blockchain comes in. Blockchain is a public ledger that stores all information in one secure and reliable system to which all parties have access. Blockchain provides extensive information of the product’s origin and stages of transport to ensure its quality. Blockchain is transforming the supply chains of all industries, particularly that of aerospace and defense.
Farnborough International Airshow 2018 has come to an end. It was a major success for businesses as they displayed their business offerings and innovative concepts. Big industry players made record deals as the week progressed. Every day of the event brought new and exciting news to the aerospace and defense industry. Here is the top headlines at #FIA2018.
An emerging trend in the U.S. MedTech Industry is the increasing attention to cybersecurity. Through the continuous establishment of regulations, more and more is expected of U.S. medical manufacturers with regard to the security of medical devices, data, and information technology that ultimately affect patient safety. In order to meet these expectations, medical manufacturers turn to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for guidelines. It is through voluntary measures such as the benefit-risk framework that U.S. medical manufacturers can detect what level of cybersecurity risks are present in the medical devices, thus communicate these to end-users. ANSI UL 2900-2-1, for example, is a recently recognized consensus standard that provides a framework for developers and medical manufacturers to assess cybersecurity risk, thus improving the safety of the devices.
Recently, TT Electronics had the honor of hosting the ‘WCCTV Technology Roadshow’ at our Rogerstone facility in Wales. The opening day was used as a platform to demonstrate WCCTV’s cutting edge technology, while driving home the advantages of partnering with a UK based manufacturer.
Our global team members have been raising funds and donating goods in order to bring holiday cheer to people in their local communities and overseas. In Perry, Ohio our “Give Something Back” committee worked to create basket raffles in October and December to raise funds for several charities. The first raffle raised $2,454 for the “Sunshine Fund”, which assists team members in need. The second raffle raised $1,800 for the local food bank, humane society and adopt-a-child program. The Perry team also worked together to collect many items for donation to the USO. The donations will be sent overseas to troops and they will be receiving food, office supplies, games and a variety of amenities.
Employees from our UK facilities in Rogerstone and Fairford have been hard at work raising funds for their local charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The first event involved a bike ride from Fairford to Rogerstone that stretched over 85 miles and included 10 employees. Following the bike ride, TT Electronics held a cake sale at our Rogerstone facility on October 5th. Together, the groups raised nearly £2,000 for their efforts.
Last week, we announced that the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has awarded our facility in Perry, Ohio Part 145 Aviation Repair Station Certification. This latest achievement demonstrates our unwavering commitment to support aerospace customers and their challenging supply chain requirements.
TT Electronics was invited by Tribune Group Ltd. to participate in the Welsh Festival of Innovation this past week, held at the University of Wales. Team members from our Rogerstone facility attended the event as Tribune’s design and manufacturing partner. The Welsh Festival of Innovation is a showcase event run by several companies and academia to highlight innovation in Wales. Attendees have the opportunity to network with industry experts and showcase their product or service to members of the public. We want to thank Tribune for inviting us, and look forward to participating in similar events in the future.
We are proud to announce that our TT Electronics facility in Perry, Ohio, was recognized on April 21, 2017 with safety awards from the Lake County Safety Council, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and the office of the U.S. House of Representatives. They recognized TT Electronics for having significantly reduced incidents and acheiving no lost time incidents for the year 2016. The awards are a testiment to the dedication of all team members and our Emergency Health and Safety team, who have been working to improve the health and safety at the facility.
Our Rogerstone team has once again partnered with the STEMworks program. Students from two local schools were invited to our manufacturing facility last week for an educational visit. The participating students were winners from an engineering workshop held in November. While on their visit, they were given a tour of the facility along with a demonstration of our 3D printer, which they observed build an artificial limb. The hands-on demo provided the students with a chance to see how advanced technologies are opening up new opportunities in the manufacturing industry.