ABP awarded the prestigious SC21 bronze award


ABP awarded the prestigious SC21 bronze award

Industry leader, ABP, has been awarded SC21 Bronze Signatory Status to the SC21.

Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) is an improvement programme designed to increase the performance of suppliers and their supply chains within the UK aerospace, security, space, and defence industries.  It seeks to provide a framework which transforms and accelerates the competitiveness of the UK Aerospace and Defence industry, which in turn will help it to sustain and grow.   SC21 companies are committed to working together to improve efficiency and productively, remove duplication, and lower overheads and costs.

Alan Wilkin, Quality Manager & Security Controller at ABP, comments:

“Through SC21 we have established better collaborative relationships with key suppliers and customers and this award demonstrates that we can consistently deliver to an excellent standard. 

Meeting the requirements of the SC21 accreditation has not only given us a fantastic tool to manage and improve our business but is already empowering people at all levels and allowing the senior management team to focus on key business objectives.”

Recognition can occur only after all the SC21 required framework elements have been proven to meet the criteria in terms of delivery, quality, sustainable improvement and the associated improvement frameworks including business and manufacturing excellence.

Alan adds:

Through the framework we have also already significantly increased available space for manufacturing through the 5 ‘S’ application.  I would like to thank everyone at ABP who has contributed to the achievement of this award, it is a great honour for us.” 


SC21 bronze award photo 8.11.16