Supply Chain Quality Working Group

About us

The group vision is to help improve Right First Time delivery of materials and services across the nuclear enterprise. The groups strategic objectives are as follows: -

  • Understand and improve the performance of the supply chain
  • Drive towards common requirements across the supply base
  • Influence the activities of related working groups
  • Share best practice

Benefits of the SCQWG

  • Potential to reduce cost and risk as common standards are adopted and best practice shared
  • Significantly improved awareness of and coherence of nuclear related activities
  • Significant degree of shared learning across the nuclear enterprise
  • Improved working with ONR

This group is the primary route to the SDF achieving Strategic Objective 5:  – Continuous support to transformational change on supply chain management and performance

Programme of Work

Recent Activity

The group has completed five activities which have looked at

  • Supply Chain Performance
  • Supply Chain Oversight
  • Common Quality Requirements
  • Supply Chain Mapping
  • Counterfeit, Fraudulent & Suspect Items (CFSI)

The output from the first three areas has been built into a single Code of Practice for Supply Chain Quality.  A similar Code of Practice is now available for Supply Chain Mapping.  A video and supporting leaflet have been produced for CFSI.  All this material is available in the Useful Documents section below

Key achievements

Very positive feedback from ONR who referenced this group as a success story in their interactions with overseas regulators

Strong contribution to the drafting of ISO 19443 as part of an international drafting committee – the group was specifically approached by the committee to represent the UK nuclear supply chain

Excellent collaborative work to deliver a CFSI video which was jointly funded by all licensees and is hosted on all company websites and on you tube

Publication of a supply chain mapping good practice guide  

Good work developing engagement with the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) and we now have a representative on the Fit for Nuclear Steering Group

Early preparation work on two current workstreams – further engagement with NAMRC to help improve and develop the Fit for Nuclear course and wider supplier engagement

Information video - Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items

 (embedded YouTube video)

Future programme

Our next two activities have been selected by the group members: -

  • Supply Chain Engagement – increasing the visibility of the SDF SCQWG and its connectivity with the UK nuclear supplier base
  • Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) Engagement

More Information

Useful Documents

 Counterfeit Fraudulent and Suspect Items Leaflet, Sep 2018 (1.0MB)

 Good Practice Guide to Supply Chain Quality Issue 2  Sep 2018, Issue 2 (1.1MB)

 SCQ sub-group Master Comms Slides 2018-02-13 (0.3MB)

 SCQ sub-group General Briefing Slides 2018-02-13 (0.3MB)

 SCQ Stakeholder Analysis (0.1MB)

 Good Practice Guide to Supply Chain Mapping Apr 2017, Issue 1 (0.9MB)

Contact Us

Chair: Tony Roberts (Urenco) 

SDF Sponsor: Adam Hearnden (BAE SYSTEMS Submarines)