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March 2006 edition

Aerospace sector launches enterprises to stimulate UK investment

The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has launched an initiative to improve supply chain efficiency and boost competitiveness for UK aerospace companies.

Funded by BAE Systems, the two to three-year research programme will gather data on productivity and profitability trends throughout the supply chain.

The programme will be developed with member companies and delivered in association with SBAC's regional partners and its Scotland office.

The Department of Trade and Industry has also taken steps to help UK industry exploit 'smart' technology with the launch of Smart.mat, a consortium comprising the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC) and QinetiQ that hopes to unite UK research and industry. The initiative will develop virt....

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