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Skills Gap Programme Director at the Design & Technology Association Cheryl Phillips

Mind the gap – Soft skills

Skills Gap Programme Director at the Design & Technology Association Cheryl Phillips explains the need to nurture and develop ‘soft skills’ in the sector’s future talent. ...
Robots

Rise of the robots; friend or foe?

In my first Editor’s Introduction for The Manufacturer, I pose to you one very brave question: Would this piece be better written by a robot? ...
Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF

The power is ours

In his new column for TM, EEF and CEEMET CEO Terry Scuoler throws down the challenge to both government and industry to keep their eyes on the prize of a manufacturing-lead economic rebalance. ...
Lee Woodward - office

Gap Personnel appoints new finance director

Independent industrial recruitment agency, Gap Personnel, has appointed Lee Woodward as its new finance director to replace Andy Gunson who left the organisation at the end of June. ...
Jane Gray, Editor, The Manufacturer magazine

It’s not you, it’s me

Jane Gray's goodbye editor's letter for The Manufacturer looks back over five years of development for the UK's industrial landscape. ...
Jane Gray, Editor, The Manufacturer magazine

Editor’s letter

Jane Gray introduces the June issue of Tm with some thoughts on the AstraZeneca-Pfizer story, foreign ownership and management culture. ...
ERP (enterprise resource planning) 7 successful selection secrets

ERP overhaul for Versarien’s Total Carbide takeover

When fast-growing advanced engineering manufacturer Versarien set about acquiring sintered parts specialist Total Carbide early last year, it was quickly clear that if the acquisition was to go ahead, a new ERP system would be needed. ...
Victoria Fitzgerald

Learning to lean

Lean Management Journal editor Victoria Fitzgerald reflects on some of the recent articles featured in the journal to emphasise the possible impact of lean methodology and culture. ...

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