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Issue 17

This is my first opportunity to provide a foreword to our fantastic Supply Chain Solutions publication. This edition focusses on the key areas of Medical, Manufacturing Solutions and Measurement.

The circulation of this high quality publication is valued amongst GTMA members and an extended audience up through the supply chain to Tier 1’s and OEMs. We are continually evolving SCS to increase our market penetration and readership.

Many members are reporting high demand for products and services whilst they battle with the challenges of higher costs for material and energy. Retention and recruitment of staff is challenging companies to adopt different strategies to meet output demands. These are times of challenge and opportunity.

Manufacturing Showcase

The timing of this SCS Issue 17 provides an opportunity to showcase our Manufacturing Solutions UK event at RAF Cosford focussed on Defence and Medical, incorporating Make Measurement Matter.

The line-up of speakers and breadth of services and products offered by the exhibitors will ensure that visitors benefit from knowledge sharing and networking. The keynote presentation from Rolls-Royce aerospace will be of particular interest and we also have presentations on SME entry to the defence supply chain.

Other events covered by this issue include Advanced Engineering UK, happening in November 2022. The events programme through the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 reflects significant interest across sectors and the ongoing interest amongst OEM’s and Primes to bring work back to the UK.

The medical sector remains a target for many of our members and the complexity of packaging is an opportunity for high value design, tooling and production. It is a challenging element of future pharmaceutical and medical delivery requiring new partnerships to provide resilient supply chains.

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