DSEI, the leading defence and security event in the UK was the fitting place to announce the latest signatories for the Supply Chain Solutions Framework.
The UK Ministry of Defence, Boeing Defence UK and Babcock International attended a signing ceremony with ADS CEO Kevin Craven, taking the total number of customer signatories to 13.
Welcoming the three signatories, Kevin Craven, CEO of ADS commented:
“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 said:
“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,” said Steve Burnell, Managing Director of Boeing Defence UK. “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.”
Martin Dolan, Group Director of Supplier Quality & Development, Babcock said:
“We are delighted to join the SCS framework and by doing so, celebrate our agile, innovative and versatile supply chain,” said Martin Dolan Babcock International Group, “Babcock are proud to recognize the commitment to excellence from across the UK’s thriving industrial base, including our innovative SME suppliers.”
MOD Director General for Industry, Trade and Economic Security, Avril Jolliffe said:
“Alongside our industry partners, the MOD is proud to support the SCS framework. Through this work, we can do more to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the UK’s defence sector.”
The SCS Framework is facilitated by ADS Group, the UK trade association for aerospace, defence, security and space in partnership with our regional partners. The programme recognises the importance of the UK’s supply chain ecosystem to delivering economic prosperity and national security.