SMMT Industry Forum was invited to share details of SC21 ‘Competitiveness and Growth’ initiative, co-developed by the automotive and aerospace industries, at the ADS Achieving Supply Chain Excellence Event in Belfast last week.
SMMT Industry Forum – the organisation set up by the UK government, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and vehicle manufacturers to improve the competitiveness of the UK’s automotive supply chain – provided a briefing of a new SC21 ‘Competitiveness and Growth’ programme for the aerospace supply chain at the ADS Achieving Supply Chain Excellence Event in Belfast, on January 31st.
SMMT Industry Forum CEO, Dr. Chris Owen applauded the joint efforts of the automotive and aerospace sectors: “Between our two great industries we have decades of experience on how to develop supply chains but for far too long our approach has been fragmented, sector-specific and confusing for small and medium manufacturers. Now we have come together to put in place a new supply chain competitiveness and productivity programme to tackle the UK’s productivity challenge, raise workforce capability, boost economic growth and export,” said Dr. Owen.
“We have political and economic challenges ahead but there are also marvellous opportunities for the hundreds of small and medium manufacturers who play a vital role in our supply chains across automotive, aerospace, rail and nuclear sectors.”
Dr. Owen urged over 250 event attendees to think carefully about their competitive performance and how they might develop their capabilities by engaging with the new SC21 C&G programme which is underpinned by the new cross-sector National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) programme.
SC21 C&G builds on the experience gained in previous national supply chain improvement programmes and has already been trialled with encouraging results. Notably, it takes a more holistic view of manufacturer performance improvement, with a focus on competitiveness in addition to productivity: achieving customer impact and winning new business.
For more information, or expressions of interest in the SC21 C&G programme, visit www.nmcl.co.uk.
Image – Speaking at the ADS Achieving Supply Chain Excellence Event in Belfast, on January 31st, SMMT Industry Forum CEO, Dr. Chris Owen applauded the joint efforts of the automotive and aerospace sectors.
Image – Dr, Chris Owen, SMMT Industry Forum CEO.
Image / Image – SC21 Competitiveness & Growth and National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) has been co-created by the Government-sponsored Automotive Council and Aerospace Growth Partnership bodies as well as the SMMT and Aerospace, Defence, Securities and Space (ADS) trade associations.
About SMMT Industry Forum
Established in 1996 by the UK government, the SMMT and vehicle manufacturers to improve the competitiveness of the UK’s automotive supply chain. It has more than 150 cross sector industry specialists and is active in 30 countries. It has delivered over 400 competitiveness and productivity programmes and trained over 25,000 people over the past 20 years. Over the last four years, the Automotive Council has run its Long-Term Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness (LTASC) programme through SMMT Industry Forum where it has worked with over 70 automotive supply chain companies, large and small, to upskill hundreds of employees, boost productivity, deliver new products to market, leverage more than £75m of private investment in CAPEX, skills and R&D, and is set to create and safeguard more than 3,800 jobs. SMMT Industry Forum has also been the largest provider of knowledge and expertise to deliver the aerospace industry’s Sharing in Growth (SiG) programme.