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. ...
An automation solution based on the Omron SCARA robot

Spigots cost effectively!

When it needed to automate the assembly of a moulded plastic spigot, a leading Automotive parts manufacturer asked industrial automation expert ALPHR Technology to devise a solution that would be cost effective, compact, reliable and easy to maintain. ...
To create a successful robotic cell, all key components including vision, motion and logic, should reside on one integrated platform, such as Omron's Sysmac platform.

An integrated approach to robotics and automation

With a growing background debate concerning growth in our manufacturing sector, and the wider topic of whether the UK adopts automation and robotics in line with our global competitors, it seems a good time to address some of the issues...
Mike Adams, CEO at additive manufacturing firm HiETA Technologies

Adding to its success

The world of additive manufacturing - or 3D printing – seems to be coming whether manufacturers embrace it or not. How they choose to embrace it, however, will determine exactly how influential this technology can be. Mike Adams, CEO at...
Jane Gray, Editor, The Manufacturer magazine

LAST WORD: Growth SIGnal

Don’t say it too loudly, but it looks like government is learning how to deliver effective industry support. ...
Limousine and hearse manufacturer fined £23k

Understanding accidents

With so much focus on health and safety at work, most people would be forgiven for believing that workplace injuries and fatalities should now be a rare phenomenon. ...
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7 Principles of Lean Supplies

While many leading manufacturers have been practising Lean for years, there are still gains to be made – especially in overlooked areas like industrial supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). ...
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Back to Scuoler

EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler asks manufacturers to make export growth their New Year resolution. ...



  • ERP – Simplify your strategic investment decisions

    As the thought-provoking articles and case studies in this report demonstrate, selecting and implementing an ERP system is no light matter. Make the right decision though, and ERP can be truly transformative. Especially for smaller and midmarket manufacturers where

  • Annual Manufacturing Report 2014

    The Annual Manufacturing Report 2014 surveyed 182 UK manufacturers in Q4 2013 across five key areas: Economy, policy and risk; Finance; Automation; Skills; and ICT. The Report (AMR) was researched by The Manufacturer magazine and

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