SC21 Accreditation Awarded at Farnborough Air Show
SMI, designer and manufacturer of pressure moulded cable harness system for hostile environments, has been awarded Bronze Signatory Status to the SC21, Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industry, Supply Chain Programme.
SC21 is a continuous improvement programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance and reliability of its supply chains. SC21 companies, such as Thales UK, who were the sponsors of SMI, have signed up to a formal recognition process which reflects the contribution and commitment of their supply chain.
International competition, together with the challenges posed by Brexit, necessitates rapid improvement in the effectiveness of UK supply chains. At the same time UK industry must ensure that it delivers competitive solutions for customers whilst maintaining profitable business growth. Recognition can occur only after all of the SC21 required framework elements have been proved to meet the criteria in terms of delivery, quality, sustainable improvement and the associated improvement frameworks including business and manufacturing excellence.
SMI has a 25 year pedigree in supplying fit and forget cable systems for subsea applications in defence with a record of 10,000 installations and zero leaks. This award comes at a time when the company is applying its technologies and expertise to new aerospace applications to deliver the same reliability and through life cost reductions.
SMI’s Chairman, Martin Stillman-Jones, said:
“Reaching the necessary standards for an SC21 Award is not easy and this is a major achievement. I want to congratulate all concerned who put so much effort into making it happen. Achieving the SC21 Bronze Award is testament to the team and their determination to continually improve the business. SMI has shown that it can reach a tough industry benchmark, and is committed to sustained and improved business performance, as it continues to work within the SC21 framework for delivery, quality and sustainable improvement.”