Howell Laboratories (HLI) personnel attended the Newport News Shipbuilding Suppliers Conference held on August 13-14, 2013 in Newport News, VA. The theme for the conference was: SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES FOR BETTER ACQUISITION.
HLI would like to thank Mr. Brian Fields and Ms. Alma Fallon for hosting and attending this two day conference. The conference provided Newport News shipping suppliers with new initiatives at HII including streamlining technical requirements, improving the material qualification process and our signature Supplier Development and Continuous Improvement program. Additionally, the HII-NNS Small Business Officer conducted a special workshop for small business candidates.
It was a great opportunity to meet and discuss your concerns with all levels of Newport News senior management. All in all it was a very successful meeting and hope that Newport News and its supplier base can in fact implement efforts to reduce the cost of shipbuilding through streamlining processes and eliminating waste.