Maintaining quality in the aerospace industry

G&P is a leading quality management provider, whose historical automotive expertise working with many of the world’s leading OEMs is now helping more and more aerospace customers increase quality levels, efficiency, profitability and protect their reputations.

Key to its success is a unique proposition – its award-winning Quality Excellence model, which provides factual data regarding all non-conformances allowing informed decisions to be made regarding the development of the supply chain.  This a total solution model covering  all production site quality requirements and through the use of G&P’s escalated services there is further opportunity to support supplier development and drive disruptions back to root cause quickly and effectively to minimise their impact.

This model helps protect reputations by maintaining quality standards in an industry where good reputations established over decades can be wiped out overnight by one faulty part.

At the heart of the model, which was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016, is an in-house sophisticated software system called QTrak, which allows real-time supplier analysis and identification of quality trends.

Underpinning G&P’s growth in the aerospace industry are three guiding principles to reflect the sector’s demands and challenges – protect, define and implement.

Core to this is protecting build-lines from disruption and poor quality, while maximising their production effectiveness.

This is achieved by defining the problem through measurement, analysis, audit and data.

From this, G&P then works with its clients to develop a permanent fix, to increase quality levels and drive problems back to root cause to ultimately eradicate.

Among the services G&P offers the aerospace sector are supplier capability assessments, document and FAIR technical vetting, inspection, supplier improvement activities, containment services, fault analysis imaging and reverse engineering.

Through these activities G&P is helping drive quality, efficiency and profitability for its clients.

Operating from global headquarters at Fort Dunlop in the West Midlands, G&P employs more than 1,300 staff globally with many based within the client’s manufacturing facility delivering a range of front-line services to audit and improve production quality. Only last year, G&P opened a dedicated aerospace facility close to its customers in Derby, UK, further strengthening its presence in the aerospace sector.

Stephen Molloy, Aerospace and Technology Director at G&P commented: “G&P is helping a growing number of aerospace companies to keep costs down, improve efficiency, reduce assembly disruption and maintain a lower parts inventory, through a proven, award-winning quality model.”

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