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I am looking forward to welcoming you to the 2nd event in our Programme of New Supply Chain Workshops.

The North West of England has long been a powerhouse in the world’s aerospace and defence industry. The Northern Powerhouse is the UK Government’s new initiative to boost the economy of the North of England. The North West Aerospace Alliance believes the Aerospace and Defence Sectors have an important part to play in delivering growth.  However, deeper collaboration across all stakeholders will be required to make that happen in the face of the global challenges.

From our first workshop held in June, we have determined a number of key issues;

  • The supply chain can be competitive by adopting technology smarter rather than trying to compete on labour costs;
  • Closer cooperation, between customers and suppliers, and more investment innovation is required to maintain market share in a growing global market; and
  • The growth of the industry and the demographic trends are creating skills gaps in specialist knowledge. We need to attract even more new talent, reskill our experienced workforces and further leverage technology to provide new capacity and capabilities.

I am encouraging as many companies as possible to get involved and contribute to the future of our industry. We will promote solutions, from wherever we can find them, to ensure that the Aerospace supply chain fully plays its part in the Northern Powerhouse.

Building on the success of our first event in June, I am encouraging as many companies as possible to get involved and contribute to the future of our industry. We will promote solutions to ensure that the Aerospace Supply Chain fully plays its part in the Northern Powerhouse.

I look forward to seeing you on the 2nd of September.

David Bailey

                                Chief Executive Officer, North West Aerospace Alliance

 

Tickets are now on sale.

Venue: The Best Western Hotel, Leyland

Date: 2nd of September 2015

Time: 9am - 15pm

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