Goodrich UK first to acheive SC21 gold award

Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Tim Brown

Goodrich Corporation’s Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Plymouth, UK has received a prestigious supply chain award from the aerospace industry trade group ADS, for achieving nearly perfect on-time delivery and product quality for an entire year.

The 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) gold award for Goodrich marks the first time in history that a manufacturing operation has received the award. Goodrich was selected for its efforts across its entire business and manufacturing operation in Plymouth, as well as a 99% successful track record for on-time delivery and product quality to all customers worldwide over a 12 month period.

Charlie Johnston, vice president and general manager for Goodrich said, “The talented and committed team in Plymouth embodies the Goodrich lean operating system, our shared values and culture, and dedication to customer satisfaction. I am proud of our people who have led us on the demanding SC21 journey to achieve the consistent level of performance that the program requires.”

Rees Ward, chief executive of ADS said, “The gold award for Goodrich is a great achievement, and ADS is delighted to recognize the hard work and effort that went into achieving this. As the first manufacturer to gain the gold award in SC21, Goodrich has set an impressive standard marking a whole year’s commitment to ensuring business improvement and excellence. Our sectors of defence, aerospace, security and space rely upon the supply chain to maintain the UK’s world-leading position, and Goodrich is an invaluable example of showing others the way forward.”

SC21 is an ADS structured program focused on accelerating the competitiveness of the UK aerospace and defense sector by raising the performance of its supply chains. SC21 is designed to help UK businesses at a time when strong international competition, combined with the challenges posed by the UK’s defense industrial strategy, necessitate rapid improvements in supply chain effectiveness. For more information, visit

The Goodrich site in Plymouth provides advanced proprietary products to the global aerospace and defense industry. It employs approximately 260 highly skilled people in various disciplines including engineering, electronics, accounting, finance, production, human resources and marketing.

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visit