BAE Systems’ electronic systems sector honoured its top suppliers at an inaugural Partner 2 Win Supplier Symposium ceremony on Tuesday 6th March 2018. Held in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, APC Hi-Rel was among the select BAE suppliers invited to attend the one-day event.
Created to recognise best-in-class performance for suppliers achieving on-time delivery and quality standards in 2017, the event was the first of BAE’s new annual supplier symposiums.
From BAE’s 20,000+ supplier base less than 400 were invited to attend the event − placing APC within the top 2% of suppliers based on the Partner 2 Win criteria.
BAE Systems’ Partner 2 Win program is designed to encourage and reward operational excellence and eliminate defects in the supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers.
Of the top suppliers, APC Hi-Rel was one of only 28% of suppliers to receive BAE’s Gold Standard for Quality, having achieved a 100% rating for quality of parts delivered in 2017, with 0% of components supplied being rejected.
Commented Jonathan Prydderch, APC Senior Product Manager:
It was extremely rewarding to see our hard work in achieving outstanding quality and delivery targets acknowledged. Our engineers and technical sales teams have worked with BAE for many years, supplying a range of high reliability components. As an AS9120B certified distributor, our quality standards are very important to us so it is wonderful to have this acknowledged by such a prestigious organisation.