SC21 – 21st Century Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industry Supply Chain Programme
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF, waterproof and cryogenic connectors and cable harness assemblies has been awarded silver performance standard to the SC21, Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industry, Supply Chain Programme.
Roy Phillips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, comments, “This is a significant achievement which is nationally recognised and I must congratulate our entire team for their efforts in obtaining this important recognition award as part of our supply chain excellence journey.”
The award is granted by ADS, the Trade Organisation for Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space and Intelliconnect will receive their certificate at the next SC21 Supply Chain Excellence Event on 7th February 2019. This event will be attended by representatives from many leading Aerospace and Defence Supply Chain organisations.
SC21 is a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance and reliability of its supply chains. International competition, together with the challenges posed by the Defence Industrial Strategy, 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.
“This is a major achievement for a business of our size without having the support of a prime defence subcontractor.” Roy Philips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect Europe Ltd, affirms. “In the current political and economic environment it will ensure our position at the Top Table of suppliers to aerospace and defence industries has never been more important. Every member of our team played their part in achieving this award and they should all take great pride in their achievement.”
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
“Meeting the requirements of the SC21 accreditation not only provides us with a fantastic tool to manage and improve our company but has already had a positive effect on our business. “ Continues Phillips ““SC21 provides a robust framework for operational improvements at minimal cost to our business by applying lean production principles and tools combined with a continuous improvement philosophy. This will increase our manufacturing efficiency and competitiveness. These are all goals we have been striving to meet internally for a very long time.”
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd is the largest UK based manufacturer of RF, microwave, waterproof and cryogenic connectors and cable harnesses suitable for applications including wearable technology, medical, telecoms, satcoms, military, aerospace, space, general microwave communications, rail traction, oil and gas and marine. Intelliconnect also manufacture the market leading Pisces range of waterproof RF connectors, coaxial adaptors to facilitate inter-series connection and gender change etc. dust-caps and offer value added services.
Their recently launched and fast-growing cryogenic cable assembly business CryoCoax supplies medical, research, test and measurement and the emerging low temperature computing markets.
Intelliconnect’s cable division are specialist manufacturers of affordable, high quality, high frequency microwave cables including triaxial assemblies, semi-rigid, semi-flexible and cryogenic cables as well as standard RG/LMR type products. Cables can be waterproofed to IP68 and include special features including phase matching and ruggedised assemblies for use in harsh environments.