SEKO Logistics earns JOSCAR supply chain accreditation
SEKO opened its UK Centre of Excellence for the Aviation & Aerospace and Defence sectors in May this year.
October 11, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
SEKO Logistics has earned a place on the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR), which enables companies in the Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space sectors to identify qualified suppliers. SEKO opened its UK Centre of Excellence for the Aviation & Aerospace and Defence sectors in May this year.
ADS has formed a Governance group of buying organisations and representatives from the supplier community to work with Hellios Information, the third party service provider, to develop and administer JOSCAR. ADS Group promotes the importance of the four sectors to the UK economy and works to create an environment that allows its members to invest in productivity, exports and growth. Aerospace, defence, security and space currently generate over £50 billion of revenue a year for the UK economy.
ADS says JOSCAR demonstrates to clients and other stakeholders that a supplier is ‘fit for business’. The Register holds common supplier data in a central system that can be accessed by all participating buying organisations, saving time, cost and resources. For SEKO Logistics, the accreditation reduces the processes associated with pre-qualification, assurance and ongoing compliance, and will provide easier access to business opportunities.
Attaining JOSCAR status has meant that customers can have confidence knowing SEKO Logistics have passed this stringent process. In parallel to JOSCAR, SEKO established its first UK Centre of Excellence for the Aviation, Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors earlier this year, providing clients with access to Freight Forwarding, Logistics, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and Global Trade Management solutions developed by SEKO.
Dean Townsend, director of SEKO Logistics, said: “Since the opening of our UK Centre of Excellence for the Aviation & Aerospace and Defence sectors, we’ve been able to deliver supply chain improvements and unparalleled cost savings to a growing number of companies.
“This includes giving them end-to-end supply chain visibility and empowerment through analysis and business intelligence tools. JOSCAR accreditation means we already have the trust and confidence of companies in these sectors and, ultimately, this means we can implement our unique solutions for customers even faster.”