The Competitiveness Approach

Click the sections in the model to learn more about each theme and the work packages and modules that sit within them.
1. Competitive Strategy & Management Systems

Competitive Strategy & Management System

Competitive Strategy & Management Systems are the underpinning processes, practices and tools required to drive a competitive business. It encompasses;
  • Competitive strategy development and deployment
  • Leadership and business planning through to the design and implementation of supporting processes
  • Tools and metrics to drive business performance including international quality management systems and quality management tools.

New Product Introduction & Lifecycle Management

A cross functional process and set of activities that convert a market need into a new product that can be successfully manufactured, sold and subsequently phased out. New Product Introduction (NPI) includes the activities of programme & product management, design, development and validation, through to manufacturing, supply chain development, marketing, selling and aftersales. It is the staged process by which an entire business engages to deliver, or phase out, a product.

 

Manufacturing Operations

The use of labour, machines, tools, processing, or formulation to add value to material and produce a good for use or sale. It encompasses:
  • The layout of people, material and equipment
  • The evaluation and development of the capabilities of people and equipment
  • Asset and workforce utilisation planning and management

Supply Chain Management

The combination of people, processes, systems and physical resources to balance customer demand and supply. Supply chain encompasses:
  • Demand management and forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Orders management
  • Production master scheduling, supplier scheduling, shop floor planning, inventory planning and supplier evaluation/selection/development.

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) and the NMCL logo are the copyright of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 2019, All rights reserved (https://www.nmcl.co.uk/competitiveness-approach/)

2. New Product Introduction & Lifecycle Management

Competitive Strategy & Management System

Competitive Strategy & Management Systems are the underpinning processes, practices and tools required to drive a competitive business. It encompasses;
  • Competitive strategy development and deployment
  • Leadership and business planning through to the design and implementation of supporting processes
  • Tools and metrics to drive business performance including international quality management systems and quality management tools.

New Product Introduction & Lifecycle Management

A cross functional process and set of activities that convert a market need into a new product that can be successfully manufactured, sold and subsequently phased out. New Product Introduction (NPI) includes the activities of programme & product management, design, development and validation, through to manufacturing, supply chain development, marketing, selling and aftersales. It is the staged process by which an entire business engages to deliver, or phase out, a product.

 

Manufacturing Operations

The use of labour, machines, tools, processing, or formulation to add value to material and produce a good for use or sale. It encompasses:
  • The layout of people, material and equipment
  • The evaluation and development of the capabilities of people and equipment
  • Asset and workforce utilisation planning and management

Supply Chain Management

The combination of people, processes, systems and physical resources to balance customer demand and supply. Supply chain encompasses:
  • Demand management and forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Orders management
  • Production master scheduling, supplier scheduling, shop floor planning, inventory planning and supplier evaluation/selection/development.

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) and the NMCL logo are the copyright of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 2019, All rights reserved (https://www.nmcl.co.uk/competitiveness-approach/)

3. Manufacturing Operations

Competitive Strategy & Management System

Competitive Strategy & Management Systems are the underpinning processes, practices and tools required to drive a competitive business. It encompasses;
  • Competitive strategy development and deployment
  • Leadership and business planning through to the design and implementation of supporting processes
  • Tools and metrics to drive business performance including international quality management systems and quality management tools.

New Product Introduction & Lifecycle Management

A cross functional process and set of activities that convert a market need into a new product that can be successfully manufactured, sold and subsequently phased out. New Product Introduction (NPI) includes the activities of programme & product management, design, development and validation, through to manufacturing, supply chain development, marketing, selling and aftersales. It is the staged process by which an entire business engages to deliver, or phase out, a product.

 

Manufacturing Operations

The use of labour, machines, tools, processing, or formulation to add value to material and produce a good for use or sale. It encompasses:
  • The layout of people, material and equipment
  • The evaluation and development of the capabilities of people and equipment
  • Asset and workforce utilisation planning and management

Supply Chain Management

The combination of people, processes, systems and physical resources to balance customer demand and supply. Supply chain encompasses:
  • Demand management and forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Orders management
  • Production master scheduling, supplier scheduling, shop floor planning, inventory planning and supplier evaluation/selection/development.

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) and the NMCL logo are the copyright of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 2019, All rights reserved (https://www.nmcl.co.uk/competitiveness-approach/)

4. Supply Chain Management

Competitive Strategy & Management System

Competitive Strategy & Management Systems are the underpinning processes, practices and tools required to drive a competitive business. It encompasses;
  • Competitive strategy development and deployment
  • Leadership and business planning through to the design and implementation of supporting processes
  • Tools and metrics to drive business performance including international quality management systems and quality management tools.

New Product Introduction & Lifecycle Management

A cross functional process and set of activities that convert a market need into a new product that can be successfully manufactured, sold and subsequently phased out. New Product Introduction (NPI) includes the activities of programme & product management, design, development and validation, through to manufacturing, supply chain development, marketing, selling and aftersales. It is the staged process by which an entire business engages to deliver, or phase out, a product.

 

Manufacturing Operations

The use of labour, machines, tools, processing, or formulation to add value to material and produce a good for use or sale. It encompasses:
  • The layout of people, material and equipment
  • The evaluation and development of the capabilities of people and equipment
  • Asset and workforce utilisation planning and management

Supply Chain Management

The combination of people, processes, systems and physical resources to balance customer demand and supply. Supply chain encompasses:
  • Demand management and forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Orders management
  • Production master scheduling, supplier scheduling, shop floor planning, inventory planning and supplier evaluation/selection/development.

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) and the NMCL logo are the copyright of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 2019, All rights reserved (https://www.nmcl.co.uk/competitiveness-approach/)

Quality

Operational Definition

Cost

Operational Definition

Delivery

Operational Definition

Flexibility

Operational Definition

Product or Technology

Operational Definition

Customer Experience

Operational Definition

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) provides a way of comparing the competitiveness of manufacturing companies regardless of shape, size or sector. Using a range of tools and techniques it provides vital information to aid investment decisions and post investment can report on benefits realised and return on investment.

Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) is an improvement programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Aerospace and Defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains. Endorsed by all major UK Aerospace and Defence companies, it is managed by ADS at a national and international level (Australia, Saudi Arabia, etc.) working with SC21 participants, prime contractors, regions and regional associations, strategic partners, accredited practitioners, training partners, providers, assessors and ambassadors.

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