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Program Excellence: Program Managers Assess Issues, ID Supply Chain Exposure

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In the program centric world of aerospace and defense, leaders are identifying trends and issues and looking at new ways to assure performance through the up/down of commercial and defense.

Join us in this webinar as we examine:

  • What the issues are from a recent study
  • Trends from this year's Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards evaluation
  • How one company is seeking to protect the value embedded in its supply chain through an enterprise approach

Who Will Benefit From This Webinar?
Program Managers, Project Leaders, and Engineering Leads from both Industry and DoD.


Nan Bouchard, VP Program Management, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Nan Bouchard is vice president of Program Management for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). Named to this position in January 2010, her responsibilities include developing and promoting the use of program management best practices, providing training for program leaders, performing independent assessments of BDS programs, and participating in proposal reviews to ensure strong start-up plans for new programs.

Bouchard oversees the implementation of Lean+ continuous improvement activities in BDS, as well as program export compliance, process management, and performance measurement. Bouchard also serves as the Southern California regional executive for BDS, participating in California state and local government activities and providing leadership to Boeing's Global Corporate Citizenship efforts in the community.

Glenn Brady, PwC

Glenn Brady is a partner with PwC, leading the program management group in support of aerospace and defense. He holds a program management effectiveness patent for a maturity model used to evaluate the effectiveness of program management within an organization. Prior to joining PwC, Brady was Controller, Operations for MasterCard and a cost manager at EG&G. Glenn has a BS in accounting and finance from Southeast Missouri State University.

Scott Thompson, PwC

Range of Experience

Scott is PwC's Aerospace & Defense Practice Leader and Assurance Leader, based in the Washington, D.C. Metro office. Scott leads a cross-functional team of people dedicated to the A&D sector in disciplines of audit, tax and advisory, including operational improvement, global supply chain, program management and earned value management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, information security, government contracting compliance, ITAR compliance, and others.

Scott’s extensive industry and client knowledge stems from his experience serving some of the firm’s largest A&D clients. He is known for building strong relationships, his collaborative approach, and for delivering value to clients. He emphasizes frequent communication with clients and proactively recognizes and resolves business challenges.

Scott is an author of several A&D whitepapers and articles and a regular contributor to Aviation Week. In his role as A&D Assurance Leader, Scott has responsibility for audit quality and service to Aerospace & Defense clients. Scott led the development of comprehensive A&D industry financial reporting training and our Aerospace & Defense Academy program. He frequently consults with A&D companies regarding complex accounting and reporting issues.

Scott's range of experience includes strategy, M&A, operational improvement and compliance. He frequently acts as Quality Review Partner or consults on M&A engagements. He also has significant experience with government contracting regulations and compliance.

Professional and Business Experience

Began career in 1987 in the Hartford, CT office. Admitted to the partnership in 2001

Financial reporting and SEC reporting and disclosure requirements

Internal control and implementation of SOX 404

Coordination of large multinational audit engagements

Business combinations and merger integration

Corporate governance, including Audit Committee communications

Employee benefits, including stock-based compensation, pensions, and OPEBs

Government contracting compliance

Robert A. Watts, Acting VP Supply Chain Operations/Director Enterprise Procurement, Raytheon

Bob Watts is the acting lead for Corporate Supply Chain Operations and also leads Raytheon Enterprise Procurement Services. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. Raytheon’s global headquarters is in Waltham, Mass.

As the acting lead for Corporate Supply Chain Operations, Watts is responsible for providing strategic direction to the team and overseeing the successful execution of multiple supply chain initiatives of significant importance to Raytheon.

In his role as director of Raytheon Enterprise Procurement Services, Watts created and leads a virtual centralized procurement team. He leads, manages and oversees activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, products, equipment and services in support of all Raytheon Businesses. The team is also responsible for developing procurement strategies and integrating e-Business tools and processes to maximize efficiencies and standardize processes across the enterprise.

Prior to these assignments, Watts led the Strategic Commodity Management Team, which was responsible for negotiating, implementing and managing enterprise- wide strategic agreements covering both indirect and direct requirements.

Before that, Watts was engaged in the development and deployment of electronic business tools for Supply Chain Management (SCM) across Raytheon. He also held the role of program manager for the SCM Leadership Development Program.

Beginning in 1980, Watts has held a succession of Supply Chain positions at Raytheon, GE and Teradyne. These positions afforded him opportunities in a wide variety of activities, including buying, subcontract management, joint ventures, project management, supply chain initiatives, process improvements, compliance, material quality administration, metrics, training and supplier diversity.

Watts holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Salem State College and attended Northeastern University.

In addition, he has completed several Raytheon- sponsored programs in Leadership Excellence, Strategic Leadership, Business Leadership, Raytheon Six Sigma™ Leadership Development and Raytheon Management Development.


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Aerospace & Defense Programs
November 6-7, 2012
Arizona Biltmore
Phoenix, AZ