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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.

News

21/09/18 - UK Metals Council position paper on Apprenticeship Schemes and learning for the UK Metals Sector.
The UK Metals Council have published the attached document on the current UK training strategy for the metals sector

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21/09/18 - Response to the Government call for evidence on productivity
The UK Metals Council (UKMC) response to the Governments call for evidence on the Business Productivity Review.

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21/09/18 - UK Metals Council meetings
The next UK Metals Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018 in Cambridge. Please contact the UKMC Manager, Giles Willson on: 0121 601 6356 or E mail: info@ukmetalscouncil.org for further details

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