Alken Industries Takes Value In Their Supply Chain!

August 13, 2010 – Alken Industries hosted a Subcontract Supplier Conference with an agenda to get the subcontract supply-base AS9100 registered. Over 20 suppliers were in attendance, along with guest speakers from ADDAPT, The Cypress Group, National Quality Assurance, Discuss, and Faro Tech.  ADDAPT presented options for New York State tax refund money to help pay for the tools needed to advance to AS9100 registration, while the Cypress Group spoke about their services to help the suppliers get their procedures up to AS9100 standards. NQA discussed the process of registering and being audited for AS9100, and Discuss and Faro presented tools that correlate to measuring parts to a 3-D model and the creation of first articles. The interest in the AS9100 registration has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than half the suppliers willing to participate in the program!