APSE Awarded Platinum Source Preferred Supplier Status

Aerospace Products S.E. (APSE), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has been recognized as a Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Preferred Supplier for work that APSE performed in 2010.

“It’s gratifying to be recognized for the exceptional level of service we provide and our commitment to our customers,” commented Jeff Gehring, President of APSE. “Whether we’re managing a customer’s entire supply chain or just one hard to find part our focus is to ensure that our customers have the items they need when they need them so they can return their aircraft to service as quickly as possible.”

APSE, a tribally-owned, small disadvantaged business, provides supply chain management support including point-of-use (POU), kitting, and vendor managed inventory (VMI) services for several commercial and military aircraft platforms. Maintaining promised inventory levels, ensuring on-time delivery, and providing competitive pricing are part of APSE’s value proposition.

"Northrop Grumman has always been rigorous in its selection of suppliers, so your recognition is a testimony to your hard work, know-how and dedication to being a valued part of the Northrop Grumman product team," said Lisa Kohl, sector vice president, Global Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Northrop Grumman awards this honor annually to companies that demonstrate excellence in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and robust lean processes. ASPE was one of 56 award recipients selected from more than 1,500 suppliers. The company also received the Platinum Source award in 2010.

APSE has received preferred supplier awards and recognition from several other Tier 1 and 2 manufacturers.

About APSE
APSE is a distributor and third party logistics company specializing in on-site supply chain integration, inventory bin management, and full service kitting. The company provides hard to find parts (primarily hardware and fasteners) for both military and commercial aircraft. The company also provides services such as configuration management, distribution, and manufacture of component and sub assembly kits. APSE operates within the Services Group of AGC Aerospace & Defense.

About AGC Aerospace & Defense
AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity firm Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications.

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