The Taiwan Aerospace Industry A-Team 4.0 Alliance Conducts 8th Committee Meeting and Introduces Resources for Lean ProductionBlank
The Taiwan Aerospace Industry A-Team 4.0 Alliance held its 8th committee meeting at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation’s (AIDC) Hsiang Yuan Compound in Taichung on May 30, 2019. AIDC Chairman Kai-Hung Hu, who is also the Chairman of the A-Team 4.0 Alliance addressed the assembly that through education and training courses, demonstration plant tours, supervision of lean production, lean production achievement presentation and so on, the alliance has continued to successfully bolster lean and innovative production concepts. Chairman Hu further acknowledged Advanced Jet Trainer's (AJT) supply chain has been formed and is consistent with the government’s promotion of development of indigenous defense systems, which is also aimed to raise the production value of Taiwan’s aerospace industry and the competitiveness of domestic suppliers. With the greater competitiveness resulted from the joint efforts of every member in the Taiwan Aerospace Industry A-Team 4.0 Alliance, Taiwan’s aerospace industry is set to expand as a significant player in the international aerospace supply chain.
Since the formation of the Alliance, a total of 166 domestic companies have become qualified suppliers. 47 out of the member partners have passed AIDC’s stringent evaluation earning certification as AJT's qualified manufacturing source. Moreover, earlier this year a domestic metal supplier and member of the Alliance had become a qualified manufacturing source for Boeing.
Chairman Hu stated that there are three major tasks for the Taiwan Aerospace Industry A-Team 4.0 Alliance. First, to further the lean and innovative production concepts, to inspire Alliance members to participate in nationwide continuous improvement competitions and to promote Karakuri Kaizen method. Second, to implement smart manufacturing and to encourage Alliance members to take part in the 2019 National Smart Manufacturing Big Data Analysis Competition. Third, to integrate Taiwan's supply chain to promote the overall competitiveness of the aerospace industry and to gain a greater foothold in the international civil aviation market. Chairman Hu concluded by pointing out two critical discussion topics, one is the impact of the US-China trade war on the aerospace industry and the other is how Taiwan's aerospace industry should respond to 5G technology trends.
To allow Alliance members to effectively utilize the resources provided by the government, the Corporate Synergy Development Center (CSDC) will introduce the resources in the third lean production achievement presentation to be held by the Alliance on July 3, 2019 so that the members may access the resources available to improve their capabilities, techniques and competitiveness. By horizontal alliances and industrial integration, Taiwan’s aerospace industry will open new opportunities and enhance its role as a crucial supply chain in the international aerospace industry.