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.

Expressions of Interest for NMCL Assessors

Request for Expressions of Interest – National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) Assessors & Assistant Assessors   NMCL is searching for manufacturing experts to conduct assessments in the Aerospace and Automotive Sectors To register your interest, please send an email with the subject “Expression of Interest” to info@nmcl.co.uk Closing date for Expressions of interest is 22…

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Competitiveness must be a priority for UK Automotive

Competitiveness must be a priority as critical investment decisions loom for UK Automotive One year to Brexit, SMMT sets out UK Automotive industry priorities to secure competitiveness and future investment to maintain growth and jobs New figures highlight scale of sector’s influence, with total economic impact calculated at £219 billion – 10% of UK GDP…

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Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest – SC21 C+G Provision of Training, Coaching & Mentoring services   Requirement You are invited to notify ADS Group Limited, who are overseeing the provider’s selection process, of interest to support the delivery of 1 or more of the 122 improvement modules in one or more of these high value manufacturing sectors.…

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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