Maintaining our world-class performance, competitiveness and track record of excellence and innovation requires strong collaboration across our value chain. That’s why we work with high-performing suppliers to build rewarding partnerships based on trust, respect and recognition.
Bombardier is one of the world’s most successful corporations, and an effective and efficient global supply chain is one of the reasons behind its success.
Our Current Suppliers add real value to our aircraft solutions and our customers services. Together, we share a commitment to excellence and innovation and focus on surpassing our customers’ expectations.
Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast has a European supply chain of 900 approved suppliers. More than 800 are based in the UK and Ireland and, in 2013, we awarded them work worth £284 million.
We are committed to developing our supply chains to ensure they remain competitive and able to deliver increased value to customers. As a signatory to SC21 (ADS 21st Century Supply Chains), we work together with other members to harmonise how supply chains are developed, how accreditation occurs, how performance is measured and how relationships are improved. We encourage colleagues in the industry, including our customers and suppliers, to join SC21 as both signatories and active participants.
The programme provides Gold, Silver and Bronze industry level awards that are recognised as being the standard of excellence across the aerospace and defence industries, and are awarded to companies who have reached levels of excellence in service delivery and manufacturing quality. Beyond improvements to supply chain effectiveness and annual turnovers, award recipients in Northern Ireland have also benefitted from closer collaboration. Those companies are working together to tender for much larger contracts which will, in turn, support continued business growth. For further information on SC21 in Northern Ireland, please contact Leslie Orr at email@example.com.
Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast also supports the joint government and industry Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), which has led to the launch of the Aerospace Industrial Strategy 2013. A strategy objective is the development of a robust local supply chain and new manufacturing processes, as well as ensuring industry has the necessary training and skills in place. We are working with Northern Ireland Executive Departments, Invest Northern Ireland and ADS (NI) to ensure the local supply chain takes full advantage of the opportunities presented by the UK Aerospace Industrial Strategy.