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As mature companies begin their digital transformation to maintain a competitive edge in Industry 4.0, emerging technologies are upending the traditional supply chain model. Macro trends in the business-to-consumer market space are being leveraged in the industrial business-to-business market space. The potential for a tectonic shift in the aerospace market segment is great as the second and third order effects reveal themselves. Point of use, time of need smart digital supply chains are the future. The enablers of this shift are 3D printing, Blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Platform based business models. Through ideation and collaboration with market leading partners Moog has constructed a path to the supply chain of the future.

This presentation will provide one possible future of a “Netflix” like point of use, time of need smart digital supply chain for DoD and commercial aerospace manufactures. In addition to examining the construct of the model, the second and third order effects will be explored in the context of the aerospace market segment. Potential benefits will be presented for discussion.


James Regenor, Moog

James joined Moog Aircraft Group in 2013. He holds the title of Business Unit Director, Transformative Technologies. His responsibilities include new capabilities development and innovation strategies. Currently, he is tasked with creating customer solutions for Supply Chain 4.0 by leveraging Moog’s converging Blockchain, 3D printing, and Artificial Intelligence technologies to create Moog’s market leading VeriPart solution…a point of use, time of need smart digital supply chain. Prior to joining Moog, James completed 31 years of military service has a Colonel in the United States Air Force. He has commanded at the group and squadron levels and held positions on the Joint Staff, Air Staff and Strategic Command staffs. Additionally, he served in the White House, Executive Office of the President, as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council for both the Bush and Obama administrations. James was also an instructor and evaluator pilot with over 4,200 hours in the C17, KC-135, T-38, and T-37.

James holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geography from The United States Air Force Academy, a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Masters of Science degree in Military Operational Arts and Sciences from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Masters of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with a concentration in Advanced Strategic Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

James and his wife, Sherece, reside in Orchard Park, NY, with their two children.

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