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Building Strong Defenses: Enhancing Supply Chain Resiliency in the Defense Industry


As defense organizations face evolving threats and disruptions, ensuring a robust and resilient supply chain becomes paramount. Those in the industry, whether defense industry professionals, supply chain managers, or decision-makers in the defense sector, need valuable insights and strategies to enhance supply chain resiliency.

This 60-minute Webinar will delve into the critical topic of supply chain resiliency and its significance in the defense industry. The session will explore key strategies and best practices for enhancing supply chain resiliency in the defense sector as well as discuss the challenges faced by defense organizations — including geopolitical risks, technological advancements, and global uncertainties.

Topics include:

  • Strategies for fortifying the defense supply chain
  • Key obstacles for defense organizations
  • Various approaches to mitigate these risks and strengthen the defense supply chain
  • Insights and practical recommendations for building resilience in defense supply chains
  • How proactive measures, such as diversification, risk assessment, and digitalization, can safeguard operations and minimize vulnerabilities

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Matthew Medley, Global Industry Director – A&D, IFS

As Global Industry Director – A&D at IFS, Matthew Medley ensures the organization’s solutions meet the demanding needs of A&D customers worldwide. He previously served as a management consultant, program manager, and project manager in aerospace, defense, and manufacturing organizations at Porsche, Lockheed Martin, and others. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Matt served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force, compiling more than 2,500 flight hours in the C-130 and MC-12W aircrafts. Matt holds FAA Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor ratings and has earned multiple postgraduate degrees and certifications including an MBA from Kennesaw State University and PMI's Project Management Professional certification.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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