Working Across Multiple Industry Sectors

The key sectors engaged in NMCL are automotive and aerospace but the processes can fully support other manufacturing sectors.

AEROSPACE

The UK’s aerospace sector is a world-leader in a highly competitive global market, it makes a significant contribution to the UK’s economy and is responsible for £27 billion worth of exports.

AUTOMOTIVE

The UK produces 1.7 million vehicles per year. Every 20 seconds a car, van, bus or truck rolls off a UK production line. Over 80 per cent of these are exported to more than 100 countries.

OTHER SECTORS

Manufacturing accounts for over 11% of UK GVA, 54% of UK exports and directly employs 2.5 million people. Sectors such as rail, defence and space are ideally suited to using the NMCL framework.

Boosting the Competitiveness of the UK Manufacturing Supply Chain

To be competitive a company must outperform its rivals over the long term and to do that, it must first understand how it competes and how competitive it really is.

Why Competitiveness?

Knowing how much you have improved is interesting, knowing how far ahead of the competition you are is essential. NMCL focusses on creating winners.

How Do I Compete?

Being clear about how you compete and why customers place orders with you is the fundamental enabler for business growth.

How Do I Become Competitive?

NMCL helps manufacturing companies of all sizes develop the specific business capabilities required to boost competitive performance.

National Quality Assured

Driving improvement through the use of quality assured providers leveraging national assets and recognised centres of excellence.

Delivering Industrial Strategy

Quality assured delivery of industrial strategy through collaboration between trade bodies, manufacturers, Government and Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Measuring success

An NMCL assessment measures a company’s capability, performance as determined by their customers, revenue growth and export business.
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Become a pilot NMCL organisation

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Are you ready for assessor training?

NMCL Assessor training covers a broad spectrum to enable the assessor to measure and assess the competitiveness of manufacturing supply chain companies.

Assessing Competitiveness

The NMCL assessment score is established by looking at a series of mutually supportive perspectives on a business.
Competitiveness Drivers

Company Competitiveness View

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Company Capability Assessment

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Customer Competitiveness View

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Transforming Manufacturing

Read the latest press releases and information published by the NMCL office.

Competitiveness and Productivity Solution for the UK Automotive Supply Chain

The UK’s automotive industry is ready to deliver a new supply chain competitiveness and productivity solution following Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper. Automotive industry has co-developed a new programme that will boost the competitiveness and productivity of the UKs advanced manufacturing supply chain. In response to the launch of the Industrial Strategy white paper by…

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ADS looks to Chancellor to boost supply chains

The Chancellor’s upcoming Budget should set aside more than £300 million investment in a £1 billion productivity improvement programme to boost manufacturing supply chains, ADS said today. A Government commitment of £345 million in the November Budget would secure private sector investment of more than £600 million for initiatives supporting supply chain companies in the…

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Growing the Automotive Supply Chain: Local Vehicle Content Analysis

Cars manufactured in Britain are becoming more British, according to a new Automotive Council study released today. The report, Growing the Automotive Supply Chain – Local Vehicle Content Analysis, shows that 44% of all components used by UK car makers now come from domestic suppliers, compared with 41% in 2015 when the study was last…

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Delivering Industrial Strategy through collaboration

With national trade bodies and the UK's largest manufacturers
ADS Group
Aerospace Growth Partnership
Automotive Council UK
SMMT