Published: 25 June 2015 at 15:21
Anglia Ruskin to support Duxford firm focused on global supply chain improvements
A £185,000 partnership will see Anglia Ruskin University work with a Cambridgeshire firm to revolutionise the way their worldwide supply chain works and maximise customer service and efficiency.
Duxford-based Hexcel Composites UK will benefit from a 30-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership which will see Anglia Ruskin provide advice and supervision throughout an overhaul of its systems and processes across 18 of its manufacturing plants thanks to the grant by Innovate UK.
The company develops and manufactures composite materials for aircraft such as helicopters and commercial jets, including all carbon fibre composites for the Airbus A350 XWB primary structures. It also supports industrial markets including wind energy and automotive.
The grant will allow a UK graduate to be employed as part of the partnership to work with Hexcel, with support from Principal Academic Dr Helen Benton, who runs Anglia Ruskin’s MSc Supply Chain Management course.
Robert Walker, Assistant Manager of Knowledge Transfer at Anglia Ruskin, said:
Hexcel’s Global Supply Chain Director, Damien Holly, said:
Duxford-based Hexcel Composites Ltd is part of Hexcel Corporation, with headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.