We implemented several projects to further improve the performance of our European aerospace supply chain and strongly supports the ramp-up of the Airbus A320 and A350 programs," said Ronald Hendriks, quality manager and SQIP coordinator.
The aim of the Airbus Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program, known as SQIP, is to advance the major strategic Airbus suppliers towards the goal of industrial excellence with regard to product quality and delivery reliability.
The methods used to develop the SMAF and SQIP are comparable; however, the agricultural systems used when these indexing methods were developed differed.
However, the residuals of indicator scores generated by the SMAF and SQIP were normally distributed; therefore, an accumulated analysis of variance (ANOVA) of an unbalanced design was used to test for differences between treatments.
Since soil quality is site- and land-use specific, the SQIP would be the more suitable method to apply for assessment of soil quality because it was developed specifically for these pasture systems (Swanepoel et al.
Although the study of effects of tillage practices on soil quality confirms the results of many former investigations on a global scale, it is the first to reflect the different outcomes of the locally developed SQIP compared with another method of soil quality assessment.
The SMAF and the locally developed SQIP were used to assess the five different tillage treatments, and it is concluded that the SQIP is an appropriate tool to assess soil quality for high-input dairy pastures.
Chemetall has been awarded the prestigious Gold Award for "Best Performer" in the "Materials & Parts SQIP
2015" program by Airbus honoring suppliers for their performances and their commitment to the Airbus on-time and on-quality targets.