Defence technology company, L-3 TRL Technology, has become only the fourth ever business to be awarded a coveted SC21 gold award for manufacturing excellence and industry best practice.
Achievement of the gold award requires world-class performance in quality, delivery, and a culture of sustainable improvement. TRL have been independently assessed as gold level performance in all three areas of the SC21 framework:
- Manufacturing excellence
- Business excellence
- Relationship excellence
The SC21 framework was introduced to transform and improve the quality and management of supply chains throughout the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space sectors. The scheme aims to accelerate the competitiveness of businesses at the forefront of technological development, taking performance to the next level, and helping them to sustain and grow.
Supply chain excellence plays a vital part in boosting the UK’s leading position within the global aerospace and defence markets, in which the UK is number one within Europe, and globally second only to the US.
Commitment to improvement
Since the launch of the scheme, over 700 UK businesses have registered for SC21, demonstrating their commitment to improving quality and performance across the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors. During that time, just four businesses have demonstrated the improvements necessary to win the coveted gold award.
Andy Barnes, Vice President Operations at L-3 TRL Technology, was presented with the award at the SC21 Task Force meeting in Dublin. The event was attended by representatives from the UK’s and Ireland’s aerospace and defence industry.
“Receiving the gold award is a huge honour that recognises the determination and hard work of our 300 staff,” Andy says.
President and CEO at L-3 TRL Technology, Greg Roberts, says the award represents “a strong commitment to quality and a dedication to excellence throughout the business.”
He continued: “I’m delighted with the award, and very proud of the commitment to excellence demonstrated by our team. As a company at the forefront of technology, we have always strived for improvement. This accolade recognises our dedication to industry best practice and lean manufacturing, and shows that L-3 TRL Technology is leading the way in an increasingly competitive market.”
Despite their success story, L-3 TRL Technology won’t be resting on their laurels. “SC21 is all about sustainable improvement,” says Andy Barnes. “We can never stand still – we will continue to improve our business in order to maintain our competitive position.” Detailed information about the SC21 scheme can be found at www.sc21.org.uk
About L-3 TRL Technology
With 30 years of experience at the forefront of technological development, L-3 TRL is an official supplier to Her Majesty’s Government, and part of the Cyber Growth Partnership (CGP). Our cutting-edge, best-of-British technology is accredited and approved by CESG, and we have achieved two Queen’s Awards for innovation.
Based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, the company produces innovative products that safeguard people and information around the world from terrorist threats.
For more information, visit www.L-3com.com/trl