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As many as 2,000 industry professionals from over 15 countries are set to attend this global event which takes place at Long Beach Convention Center, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Long Beach, California from March 27, 2018 – March 29, 2018.


Aviation and aerospace experts from SGS will be at Booth #856 across the event giving insights and advise to the many thinkers, doers and decision-makers looking to maintain their manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.


“If you have a stake in aerospace and defense manufacturing, you can’t afford to miss AeroDef Manufacturing,” said Jeff Witte, Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Certification and Business Enhancement. “This will be our first year attending the event and we welcome the opportunity to meet all those that are looking to transform their manufacturing in order to be more competitive in the aerospace industry.”


Joining the exposition’s line-up of keynote speakers and panelists from the highest level of government and business, Tracy Stephens, Lead Auditor, Quality Systems Services at SGS will be speaking at the Automated Manufacturing Processes Session on Thursday, March 29 at 10:45 am.


“As the world leader in certification, inspection verification and testing within the aviation and aerospace industries it’s essential SGS has a presence at AeroDef,” said Tracy. “I am delighted to have been invited as a speaker and I look forward to advising delegates on AS9100 Process Metrics.


About Effective Process Metrics

The Process Approach has been with us for nearly 18 years and is at the heart of all ISO 9001- based quality management systems. Knowing how each of the processes comprising the quality management system is performing is key to the Process Approach, but many organizations still struggle with the identification and effective use of process measurements to monitor process performance.


There are several traits of effective process measures, and related concepts, that will enable process owners to identify and present process measures to derive maximum benefit from their use and drive improvement of the process being measured.


The presentation will explore these traits and explain the concepts to allow process owners to apply meaningful measurements to the correct processes so that they can more clearly present to management their process’s performance and, in turn, enhance the owner’s ability to improve that performance.


Visit SGS at Booth #856, Aerodef 2018, Long Beach Convention Center, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Long Beach, California from March 27, 2018 – March 29, 2018.


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About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.