GKN senior vice-president supply chain Rob Soen was all praise for the tier 1's global supply chain as he handed out its supplier awards. "These awards recognise the increasing demands and expectations placed on international supply chains," he said.

Soen described GKN's Europe regional supplier winner, All Metal Services, as "consistently competitive, innovative and flexible", while North America regional supplier Onamac Industries has achieved a 100% quality rating and on-time delivery.

GKN's SC21 supplier of the year, High-Tech Engineering, was an other 100% quality and on-time partner, and environmental achievement award winner Magellan Aerospace UK "has taken the lead in investigating the use of non-solvent based paints and in investing in new anodic treatment processes".

The award for innovation and lean supplier went to Doncaster Bramah, which cut costs by mapping processes to analyse material flow.

Source: Flight Daily News