SC21 (21st Century Supply Chains) is a supply chain improvement programme aimed at raising the performance and competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry.
Although it is a voluntary programme, SC21 is fast becoming the industry benchmark for excellence, with most Primes insisting that potential suppliers must be working within an improvement framework such as SC21.
TPT have currently supported 25 SC21 award recognitions and re-recognitions in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories, this equates to around 15% of all SC21 award recognitions to date. We are currently working with a company who have just been awarded the prestigious SC21 Gold Award, this, in itself, is a landmark achievement as it is the first and only SC21 Gold awarded to a manufacturing company. We are also working with a number of cluster groups of companies working towards SC21, including the General Dynamics Cluster Group. We are facilitating this through SC21 cluster group meetings and also an online dashboard to measure and benchmark each companies delivery and performance data against SC21 requirements.
SL Engineering: TPT has assisted SL Engineering to achieve SC21 Bronze Recognition, and more recently to achieve AS9100 Revision C Transition and SC21 Silver Recognition.
How Can TPT Help?
While the benefits of achieving SC21 recognition are significant, the journey is often a demanding and challenging one for any company. As an SC21 Strategic Partner and SC21 Training Partner, TPT can help; using our knowledge and experience, we will provide you with the direction and support required to achieve SC21 recognition. This will be achieved through the implementation of a defined and structured process of management planning and support, starting with business assessment. We can provide lean implementation support through our Lean Tools and Techniques Training or through the Business Improvement Techniques NVQ. Support will be tailored to each individual company, ensuring that the process really does add value.
The process is as follows:
- Pre-positioning Review
- Bus Ex, Man Ex and CSIP overview for the SC21 team
- Business Excellence Diagnostic and Feedback
- Manufacturing Excellence Diagnostic and Feedback
- CSIP development
- RMR (Relationship Management Review) with Key Customer
Please click below for case study examples of companies that we have guided to successful SC21 recognition in both the Bronze and Silver categories: