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Wheelabrator Impact Finishers Win SC21 Award

11 Feb 2014

Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) is an improvement programme designed to increase the performance of suppliers and ultimately their supply chains within the UK aerospace, security, space and defence industries. Wheelabrator Impact is delighted to have been awarded the SC21 bronze award based on our quality and delivery performance which is measured and confirmed by our customers as well as internal procedures.

The stringent criteria to achieve the SC21 Bronze award is 90 to 95% delivery adherence and 98 to 99.5 quality acceptance.

To achieve this, Wheelabrator Impact met the scoring criteria for both the Business and Manufacturing Excellence models; demonstrating our robust Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plan (CSIP Plan) and implementing the relationship management model. Tony Grammauro, General Manager, Wheelabrator Impact finishers said, “We met the delivery standards and quality performance requirements for all of our key customers on a rolling 12 month basis. The OEMs (Airbus, Bombardier, Rolls Royce, Agusta Westland etc) that decide the acceptance of the award said that our performance was confirmed by our customers.”

The approval process began with an application to the ADS SC21 project manager, who surveyed Wheelabrator Impact Finishers’ customers regarding their delivery and quality data, before validating the assessments and passing to industry for final ratification.

Phil Curnock, Project Manager at SC21, ADS said, ““ADS is delighted that Wheelabrator Impact Finishers has been awarded the Industry wide SC21 bronze award at the latest SC21 Task force event, which reinforces their commitment to high standards and customer satisfaction.”

Tony concluded, “We are very pleased in receiving the SC21 Bronze award in recognition for the effort the team has achieved over the years in focusing on the needs of the customer. Flexibility and good communication with our customers and with our own personnel has enabled us to confidently and consistently achieve this performance”.

Wheelabrator Impact Finishers are the first shot peening company to receive this award officially accepted the award in July 2013 at a ceremony within the Williams F1 team facility.


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