Meet the Gold Award Winners – IPC Mouldings

What do you do?

IPC Mouldings, based in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland has 25 years experience as a collaborative supply chain partner in aircraft interiors providing a full service offering mould tool deign and manufacture, CNC machining, injection moulding and final assembly. We support our customer from planning stage, through testing, production and aftermarket ensuring excellence in quality and delivery performance through product whole life cycle.

Why did you choose to participate in SC21?                                                   

Although a successful and profitable business, in 2011, we identified that our company was not metrics driven, was not looking to the future, had no clear succession plan and faced a number of challenges. We were not quoting on new business as we were very focused on one major customer. We had become stagnant and needed to move from a transaction based relationship with our customers to become a trusted supply chain partner.

What has SC21 helped you to achieve?

Economic batch runs against customer forecast in place to reduce cost. Value add proposals discussed with customer to share cost reductions of £243k. Overall Q & D Performance increased from 89.4% to over 99% sustained since 2013 Training programmes in place to upskill existing staff and quarterly team briefs to report and discuss performance ensuring staff engagement. Headcount increase from 20 in 2011 to 38. In July 2019 IPC were awarded their largest ever single contract by aerospace customer – value $1m.

What would you say about SC21?

“In 2018 our products travelled with over 900 million passengers. The next time you are flying take a look at the seats around you. There is a high probability that some of the parts you are looking at were manufactured in Northern Ireland by IPC Mouldings” – John McPherson, SC21 Champion

“It’s fantastic to see IPC Mouldings achieve the SC21 Gold Performance Standard Award. In such a competitive market, it’s important that supply chain performance continues to improve and maintain exceptional standards. Through their hard work and dedication to SC21, IPC has proven that they have the necessary skills to deliver world class products and Collins Aerospace is delighted to have played a key role in supporting the company. Congratulations to all the team on this outstanding achievement.” – Stuart McKee, Collins Aerospace

Article on IPC Mouldings’ website

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