IPC Mouldings is a tool manufacturer and injection moulding company, specialists in aircraft seating, designing and producing rapid custom precision mouldings. The Northern Ireland-based company uses 3D CAD, Mastercam and Solid Works to design mouldings to be manufactured in-house and can also produce the injection moulded end product.
IPC Mouldings started on the SC21 programme in October 2015. SC21 is a key initiative of the AGP designed to accelerate the ability of companies to be more competitive by raising the performance of their supply chains. In June 2016 IPC Mouldings were awarded SC21 Silver in B/E Aerospace’s Supply Chain Programme just months after receiving the Bronze award.
The SC21 programme is based on companies following a framework to achieve and maintain set criteria within areas including: Business Excellence; Manufacturing Excellence; Relationship Excellence, and Quality and Delivery performance. As a result of their commitment to the SC21 programme, IPC Mouldings has seen a reduction in stock movements; savings in cost and cycle times, and improved customer and supplier interfaces.
Joanne Liddle, Managing Director of IPC Mouldings said: “We are absolutely delighted that as a local business competing in a global market we were invited by our key customer, B/E Aerospace, to progress with the implementation and certification of the SC21 Supply Chain Excellence programme. The programme has allowed us to develop skills and capabilities, which will ensure a culture of continuous improvement within our organisation.
“To date our significant growth has come as a result of strategic partnerships and our growing reputation as one of Northern Ireland’s leading tool manufacturer and injection moulding companies. The SC21 award is an industry recognised excellence model which will raise our profile as a dynamic company within the global commercial interior market, which is set to reach US$12 billion by 2016”.
On IPC Mouldings being awarded Silver, David Quinn, Supply Chain Director, B/E Aerospace, said:
“B/E Aerospace is delighted that IPC Mouldings has achieved the SC21 Silver Award. The SC21 Programme is an integral part of our Supply Chain Management Programme, and we encourage our suppliers to engage in this national Aerospace and Defence improvement programme. To achieve SC21 Silver Award is not an easy process, however IPC Mouldings has shown the right commitment, attitude, and ultimately standard. Congratulations!”