What are the Key Drivers of Aerospace Top Shops?
March 24, 2020
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Aerospace machining can be very challenging due to difficult-to-machine materials, industry regulations, and OEM requirements. The presentation will detail the equipment, machining strategies, employee strategies, and operating metrics of the top aerospace machine shops from the last 10 years of Modern Machine Shop's Top Shops.
- Equipment/technology differences between aerospace machine shops and shops in other industries
- Key business strategies of successful aerospace machine shops
- How top aerospace machine shops perform on key operating metrics
- Drivers of financial performance at aerospace machine shops
Chief Data Officer; Gardner Business Media, Inc.
Steve Kline is Chief Data Officer at Gardner Business Media, Inc., a family-owned business that produces media for durable goods manufacturing industries, including Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Moldmaking Technology, Plastics Technology and Composites World magazines. He has produced forecasts for his family's business and the metalworking and plastics industries. Also, Mr. Kline has been working on Gardner's Capital Spending Survey, the Gardner Business Index, and Top Shops benchmarking survey since 2008. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in civil engineering and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.