Sellafield Ltd’s 2013 Supplier Forum has been hailed as one of the biggest and best yet.
Attendance levels jumped from 350 last year to around 450 as members of the supply chain mingled with senior staff from Sellafield Ltd, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and other key stakeholders at Energus, Workington.
The aims of the event were to provide up to date information in relation to Sellafield, NDA and Government business imperatives, whilst maintaining an opportunity for suppliers to work together and develop relationships at all tier levels.
The theme for the day was “Working Together to Develop the Supply Chain of the Future” and a number of presentations were staged highlighting the continued push towards improved safety, quality and delivery at the site.
The Sellafield event is now held annually as the key themes of the NDA National Supplier Forum, which took place in Bolton in November, are cascaded down through all levels of Sellafield’s operation and supply chain, this also included presentations linked to:
- Focussed decommissioning requirements
- Continuous improvement of safety, quality and delivery
- Delivery of the Standard Nuclear Performance Model
Dr Todd Wright, Managing Director of Sellafield Ltd, welcomed delegates to the event and Sellafield Ltd’s Executive Commerical Director Keith Case gave the keynote speech, outlining the vision for collaborative working to develop the robust supply chain needed by Sellafield and its tier 2 supply chain partners.
Delegates were then able to attend a number of presentations in the facility’s lecture theatre and breakout rooms.
Another theme that received a prominent airing at the Forum, and also at the following day’s Meet The Buyer event, organised by Britain’s Energy Coast, was the requirement for the nuclear industry and its supply chain partners to deliver socio economic benefits.
A number of exhibitors took the opportunity to provide display stands and a Commercial Corner facility – an opportunity to meet Sellafield staff and chat about potential openings – also proved popular.
Stuart Wilson, Sellafield Ltd Supply Chain Ombudsman, said: “The event was a perfect opportunity to network at all tier levels and to discuss and share the strategic themes of strengthening our supply chain engagement. Operational performance is paramount but it cannot be achieved without developing good supply chain relations and being committed to improving the way in which we deliver value for money.
You can see the presentations here.