— Jabil’s successful implementation of Lean and Six Sigma has significantly improved its operational efficiency and reliability

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Jabil Defense and Aerospace Services, LLC with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. Jabil’s exceptional capabilities in advanced planning and logistics, engineering and technology services, information technology, Lean Six Sigma, security, social and environmental responsibility, supply chain management, and quality have placed it in the top rungs of the EMS market leaderboard.

Jabil Defense and Aerospace Services recognized with the 2014 Global EMS in A&D Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

Jabil Defense and Aerospace Services recognized with the 2014 Global EMS in A&D Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

Despite the cutbacks in defense, Jabil’s industry-specific suite of anti-counterfeit procedures, dedicated industry design expertise, and obsolescence management solutions have set the company apart from its peers. Its tailored solutions efficiently meet the niche and dynamic needs of the A&D industry with their quality, reliability, and cost-efficiency.

The company is constantly reinventing itself to be the world’s leading global manufacturing services partner. Jabil’s Defense and Aerospace Services (JDAS) has achieved Nadcap accreditation, allowing it to expand capabilities to suit the needs of current and future customers. Recognizing the need for disruptive solutions, Jabil allows customers to be the agents of change in their industry by enabling digital business in their supply chains and go-to-market strategies. Furthermore, Jabil’s secret defense centers deliver specialized services to defense original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

"An example of Jabil’s dedication to offering differentiated services is its solution to tackle counterfeit products. Jabil established stringent quality verification checks and quality-boosting procedures to ensure that the components are defect-free," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Apoorva Ravikrishnan. "Even on a global scale, it only conducts business with vendors approved by A&D OEMs to facilitate greater quality assurance."

Jabil aims to achieve its vision of total customer satisfaction by delivering excellence in design, supply chain management, manufacturing, and repair solutions. Additionally, in response to the growing importance of on-time delivery, the company has integrated manufacturing trends such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma into its supply chain.

The smooth transformation to a Lean Enterprise relies heavily on the complete involvement of all of the company’s employees, from the shop floor to the top management. Jabil has successfully transformed into a Lean Enterprise, with all of its employees involved in embracing Lean principles to improve efficiency and, ultimately, provide cost-savings to clients.

"Jabil adopts a policy where all its manufacturing facilities and service centers are open for inspection to its customers," noted Ravikrishnan. "Significantly, many of Jabil’s employees in the supply chain are ex-defense sector members; this valuable and unique expertise of the employees further adds to Jabil’s brand value."

Jabil’s intense focus on customer satisfaction has allowed it to stand out in an industry where it is difficult to provide a unique composition of services. Overall, Jabil offers high-quality services and solutions through the adoption of a defined system and practices such as continuous improvements and kaizen events, all of which focus on quality.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a competitive strategy that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning and customer satisfaction.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Jabil 
Jabil is an electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design and manufacturing product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 24 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". Further information is available on Jabil’s website: jabil.com.

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