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Supply Chain

By 2030, a modern and progressive UK Metals Industry should be supplying high quality, innovative and competitively priced products to a wide range of customers.

To achieve this aim, every company in the Metals Industry supply chain needs to engage more closely with its key customers to better meet their individual needs. At the same time, the government needs to be encouraged to support domestic suppliers as much as possible.

Proposed action one: Supply chain integration

The industry should perform a full analysis of each supply chain, examine the potential opportunities and then tailor its capabilities and future investment to each sector’s needs. The initial focus will include the Automotive, Nuclear Energy, Construction and aerospace sectors.

Proposed action two: Encourage more local content

The industry needs to find new ways to encourage end users, as well as the government and infrastructure providers to make more procurement decisions in favour of UK suppliers while celebrating UK Metals success stories.

To help achieve this supply chain aim, commitments sought from policymakers may include:

  • A seat for the UK Metals Industry on the Industry Strategy Council (or its equivalent).
  • Agreement to set targets for the use of UK metals in public projects.

To that end, by the end of 2016, it is hoped that publicly enabled infrastructure projects will have been set targets to source at least 50% of materials locally.


21/12/17 - UK Metals Council meeting
The next UK Metals Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich. Please contact the Secretariat for more details


07/12/17 - Next UK Metals Council meeting

The next UK Metals Council meeting will take place on Monday 11th Dececember 2017. This is being kindly hosted by one of our Members UK Steel at their premises in London. For more information please contact the UK Metals Council Manager Giles Willson


26/10/17 - Dieter Helm’s independent energy review
UK Metals Council welcomes this report and its potential contribution to future energy policy. Dieter Helm has confirmed what the evidence has long shown, namely that costs of UK energy are too high and need to be urgently addressed to provide relief to industrial consumers and households