The UK Ministry of Defence, Boeing Defence UK and Babcock International Group have joined the Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) Framework, showing their commitment to strengthening the supply chain.

The SCS Framework is facilitated by ADS Group and recognises the importance of the UK’s supply chain ecosystem to delivering economic prosperity and national security.

Commenting at the signing ceremony held during DSEI 2023, Kevin Craven, CEO of ADS, said, “The importance of robust supply chain relationships has never been more evident than in today’s complex business landscape. The continued success of our wider Supply Chain Solutions Framework is testament to the significance of these relationships. ADS is pleased to onboard leading defence organisations to celebrate the importance of our defence industrial base.”

Steve Burnell, managing director of Boeing Defence UK, added, “Boeing is proud to join the SCS Framework and stand alongside the MOD and industry partners as part of our ongoing commitment to the UK aerospace supply chain. We have a rich and diverse network of over 650 UK suppliers, engaged on both local and global programmes, delivering significant value not only for Boeing but within the local communities in which they are based.”

Recognising supply chain success

During the SCS Framework event, the latest round of awards recognizing business’ ongoing commitment to manufacturing excellence were also issued.

These include Northern Ireland’s CCP Gransden, advanced composites specialists, who received their first gold award; Intelliconnect Europe, UK-based specialist manufacturer of RF interconnect solutions, who picked up silver for the fifth year in a row; and Allan Webb who received a silver award and Stadium IGT, who received a bronze award.

James Erskine, MD of CCP Grandsden, commented at the event, “The award is brilliant but the partnerships that come from SC21 are the real prize.”

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