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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. ...
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...



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