The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.
Duncan Brock discusses strategies that resource-limited SMEs can use to tackle potential disruption to their supply chains following Brexit.
Embracing servitization will affect every area of your business, both physically and digitally. The Manufacturer explores how, and advices on how to mitigate the disruption.
Now that many conversations around servitization have matured from merely what it is, to how can the concept can be adopted, its potential impact on a business’ employees and culture is growing in relevance.
Paul Stead looks at the vital difference between ‘product push’ and ‘pull’; getting customers to desire what you manufacture by focusing on the benefits – not the features – and crucially, avoiding too much of a good thing.
Dan Georgescu, of Grant Thornton, discusses the opportunities segmentation offers businesses and designers of supply chain processes.
Stuart Hall highlights the importance of choosing the right ERP system for aligning data across different organisations.
By embracing internet of things (IoT) technologies, manufacturers can achieve greater service efficiency, further their service reach and realise sustained future growth.
Women are more concerned with how interesting their career is than the salaries they receive, according to the recent Engineering Skills for the Future Report by Semta. And yet, data from the Women’s Engineering Society suggests the percentage of female engineering professionals in the UK is still less than 10%, the lowest in Europe.
Utilitywise CEO, Brendan Flattery, explains the changes in the English water market and why you should take advantage for your business