Supply Chain Aerospace

Supply chain opportunities for SMEs joining the aerospace/space sectors.

Supply Chain Aerospace supports SMEs to improve their productivity and competitiveness through the introduction of innovative manufacturing technologies via the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS). 

It also works with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier One suppliers to identify supply chain opportunities for SMEs to join the aerospace and space sectors, or grow their contribution. 

Like its sister project Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite, the services of Supply Chain Aerospace are available to eligible SMEs at no charge.

Key Information
Advancing Manufacturing Aerospace encompasses two separate projects - Supply Chain Aerospace and Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite - which are designed to play a key role in strengthening Scotland’s manufacturing industry, while creating transformational change in the aerospace and space sectors.

SCA offers a wide range of support including:

  • Identifying opportunities for you within aerospace and space OEM and Tier 1 organisations, enabling insight into the aerospace/space market and how to engage with the sector.
  • Matching your capabilities and capacity to real opportunities, by supporting procurement and supply chain assessments.
  • Supporting introductions to potential funding environment.

  • Introduction of digital technologies through our sister project, Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite.

  • Advising on the impact/benefits of onshoring and use of a local supply chain.

  • Supporting Quality Accreditation assistance for aerospace and space, and ISO 9001 V’s ISO 9100 gap analysis.

  • Introductions to business improvement services, including SCI, Sharing in Growth (SiG), SC21 Supply Chain for the 21st Century, etc.

  • Providing support from the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) to support innovation.

  • Assisting with the adoption of new process and manufacturing technologies.

  • Identifying opportunities to apply innovation in your operations by using gap analysis, to help you create cost competitive solutions.

  • Helping you engage with procurement and supply chain teams within Scotland and the Aerospace Cluster at Prestwick.

Find out more here.

Key Contacts

Daniel Hood (pictured) is the Aerospace Procurement Specialist for the project.

Gary Williamson is the Aerospace and Space Supply Chain Specialist. 

The team offers extensive experience of manufacture within aerospace to SMEs looking to enter the aerospace and space sectors. Their expertise includes Procurement, Supply Chain, Detail & Assembly and Quality. This is complemented by the innovation and technology capabilities of National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

To find out more about this project, you can contact:

  • Daniel - by email or on 01292 612987
  • Gary    - by email or on 01292 616166

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