The third group of companies have now joined the ‘ELITE Leonardo Lounge’. The environment is reserved for high-potential companies from Leonardo’s supply chain developed by ELITE and enriched by content and services for Leonardo’s suppliers. With the addition of the 23 new entries, the number of Leonardo’s key suppliers to the ELITE program rises to 67. The companies included in the ELITE Leonardo Lounge come from 13 different regions, with a combined revenue of 1.3 billion euros and over 7,500 employees. High-Potential companies “We are extremely pleased to have launched the third group of 23 key suppliers to the ELITE Leonardo Lounge: this is a further step forward in the creation of a more competitive, integrated, innovative and resilient industrial eco-system. This is the sustainable development model which we are offering to our best suppliers with the LEAP2020 program,” underlines Giacinto Carullo, Leonardo’s Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer. The ELITE Leonardo Lounge model was developed to meet the specific needs of the high-potential companies The ELITE Leonardo Lounge model was developed in co-design to meet the specific needs of the high-potential companies in the Leonardo supply chain. It allows suppliers, within the program, to structure their resilience, growth and internationalization plans that require high levels of transversal skills, especially in terms of managerial skills and internal organizational structure. High-Impact categories The initiative is part of the optimization and strengthening process of the supply chain that Leonardo launched in 2018 with the Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnership (LEAP2020) program in line with the objectives of the Company’s Business Plan. The purpose of LEAP2020 is to make suppliers in some high-impact categories more solid and sustainable, to their own qualitative and dimensional growth, and to grow a selected pool of partners more integrated into Leonardo’s production ecosystem. It also supports the partners in the ability to innovate and compete on international markets, consolidating poles of excellence on certain technologies.
Leonardo, the title-holder in the Aerospace Defense & Security (AD&S) sector, has launched a new initiative dedicated to its key suppliers. It focuses on the issue of operational excellence to support companies in their lean journey through maximizing competitiveness and customer satisfaction with a structured approach of continuous improvement, reducing excess, and improving the quality and flexibility of products and services. Program & workshop The project is part of the Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnership 2020 (LEAP2020), the supply chain development program improved by Leonardo, and was presented at the “Lean Management & Leonardo Production System” workshop. The workshop is dedicated to the companies featured in the ELITE Leonardo Lounge - the environment developed by ELITE for high-potential companies within Leonardo’s supply chain. Supply chain to value chain “With the LEAP2020, we are strengthening and enhancing our supply chain,” explained Giacinto Carullo, Leonardo’s Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer, “leveraging on a transparent and sustainable partnership relationship with the excellence of the supply chain, to give life to a more competitive, integrated, innovative and resilient industrial eco-system.” Leonardo, through LEAP 2020, intends to encourage the evolution of the supply chain into a value chain. Developing people’s skills The central theme developed by the workshop, held in a virtual setting, concerned the sharing of the vision and methodology of continuous improvement adopted by Leonardo with the “Leonardo Production System,” the specific program aims to increase company competitiveness through the development of people’s skills. Goals and aggregate turnover Leonardo’s goal is to encourage the integration of supplier-customer processes with a view to continuous improvement and to create an industrial eco-system devoted to operational excellence, starting from the pillars of quality and logistics. More than forty SMEs from 12 different regions are involved in the ELITE Leonardo Lounge, with an aggregate turnover of 1 billion euros and over 5,700 employees.