Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney designs, manufactures, services and supports aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. Whether it's through more environmentally friendly processes, innovative services, or quieter, more fuel efficient engines, Pratt & Whitney is the pioneer behind most major advances in both military and commercial aviation.
Sikorsky is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. The company's helicopters and support solutions serve both the commercial and military markets. Sikorsky's mission statement reflects the company's commitment to safety and innovation: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere ... every time™."
UTC Aerospace Systems
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.
UTC Building & Industrial Systems
UTC Building & Industrial Systems is the world’s largest provider of building technologies. Its elevator, escalator, fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and services promote integrated, high performance buildings that are safer, smarter and sustainable.
Supplier Gold tools
UTC is committed to Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE). ACE is our proprietary operating system to ensure world-class quality in our products and processes.
With its relentless focus on increasing efficiency and reducing waste, ACE is integral to the company's performance model. Facilities worldwide are using the operating system to improve quality and customer satisfaction while lowering cost.
ACE is built on three main elements:
ACE is implemented on the micro level, with employees who are trained and empowered to implement the standard processes across the company. Through a rigorous, data-driven process assessed by internal assessors, employees and their organizations progress through the qualifying, bronze, silver and gold levels of ACE.
As a supplier, you can take advantage of the following tools that we apply from the ACE operating system; or you may use your company's continuous improvement system. All Supplier Gold tools are available in multiple languages.
Process improvement tools (PDF)
Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain (5S)
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
Value Stream Process Management (VSPM)
Production Preparations Process (3P)