Competitiveness & Growth (C&G) programme

NMCL Overview

The National Manufacturing Competitiveness Level (NMCL) Capability Assessment process has been jointly developed with SMMT and the A|D|S SC21 Competitiveness + Growth (SC21 C+G). The NMCL provides a portfolio of Improvement Modules aligned to the output of the Capability Assessment which is tailored to the specific needs of participating supplier companies to improve their competitiveness in the eyes of their customer(s).

The Improvement Modules are incorporated into ‘Themes’ –

  • Competitive Strategy and Management Systems
  • NPI & Lifecycle Management
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Supply Chain

The Themes, Work Packages and Improvement Modules in each, form a cohesive business transformation package.


TEC Transnational are a NMCL Provider able to deliver training and mentoring across all of the ‘Themes’ and are currently approved for a total of 104 Improvement Modules for both the Aerospace & Defence and Automotive sectors.


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The Themes, Work Packages and Modules in each, form a cohesive business transformation package.

Each Theme aligns with a main core of the NMCL process, each of the work packages focuses on a specific area, and the modules in each build together to meet the needs of the aerospace/defence industry in the developing market place. These modules are aligned with other specific industry support activities. When completed by the supplier, the NMCL process will leave them with a leaner, more structured business and with engaged, motivated and more educated employees that can work more cohesively to common business goals.

Each ‘module’ must be delivered as a mentorship programme, this is not purely training, but active participation to complete real examples and embed them in the business.

Aerospace & Defence sectors

To register your expression of interest for the Aerospace and Defence sectors, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with subject “SC21 C&G Participant – Expression Of Interest”. Please include the following details: your Company name, location (including post code) and registered Company number.

Please note: By sending this e-mail and expressing your interest you understand and accept that the rights to the subsequent information and documents are reserved.

Alternatively, to register your Expression of Interest for the Aerospace and Defence sectors, please follow this link.

Automotive sector

To register your Expression of Interest for the Automotive sector, please follow this link.


The process commences with the Capability Assessment (CA) – a series of structured questions led by an industry expert that examine the company’s capabilities. Numerical scoring in the assessment is analysed against the views of the company’s customers and also with consideration to the rate of the company’s growth and how far through that growth cycle it currently is. This is assessed against six ‘dimensions’ – Quality, Delivery, Cost, Flexibility, Technology & Product, and Customer Experience.

The output of the assessment is combined with the company’s financial reports, to build a business case for the improvements to be undertaken, linked directly to improved performance. The resultant improvement activity is designed to boost their performance, which is both strategically important to the company and focussed on their customer’s key needs. TEC Transnational are a NMCL Provider able to deliver training and mentoring across all of the ‘Themes’ and we are currently approved for a total of 104 Improvement Modules for both the Aerospace & Defence and Automotive sectors.



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The aim of the programme is to have a single, national, quality assured, best practice approach to improving the competitiveness of manufacturing supply chain companies, this will raise workforce capability and boost economic growth and exports. Thus, helping to deliver HM Government’s Industrial Strategy and the goals of each sector’s Growth Strategies.

TEC empower people to achieve excellence through accelerated learning - guaranteed! We have an ongoing commitment to research and development focused on investigating innovative ideas, new standards and industry initiatives, and turning these concepts into practical solutions for our clients. Our practical experience is now available to your company under the auspices of the NMCL Capability Assessment process.

TEC Transnational are a NMCL Provider able to deliver training and mentoring across all of the ‘Themes’ and are currently approved for a total of 104 Improvement Modules for both the Aerospace & Defence and Automotive sectors.

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