16 April 2010 | Helen Gilbert
Global security firm Lockheed Martin held its first virtual supplier conference this week. Approximately 8,000 people took part.
The event, held via a live webcast, was designed to cut travel, increase affordability and allow more business to participate. The firm opted for the virtual approach in place of a smaller, in-person conference.
Reese Delorey, the company’s vice president of procurement, said: “The virtual conference allows Lockheed Martin to talk directly with 8,000 of our largest suppliers about the company’s outlook, our commitment to ethics and business conduct, cyber-security and supply chain initiatives like green procurement.”
“The corporation works with more than 80,000 suppliers and small businesses each year that help us provide agile, cost-effective global security solutions to our customers.”
Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.