National Manufacturing Debate 2013

A productive debate

A guru to many adherents of lean manufacturing, Peter Drucker once said “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” ...
Number of women in boardrooms continues to rise


Coming off the back of International Women’s Day last month, Victoria Fitzgerald takes a look at some of the young women looking to make waves in the UK manufacturing world. ...
Assistive Control

The small serving big

Professor Tim Baines from the Aston Centre for Servitization Research and Practice shows that you don’t have to be the biggest fish in the pond to offer the best service and create new relationships with your customers. ...
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George Edwards: Bright young thing

George Edwards, 18 years old and a recent sensation in manufacturing and industrial policy circles talks to Jane Gray about his ambitions and how to bridge the skills gaps by increasing empathy with his generation. ...
Doosan delivery helps boost Bearmach

Doosan delivery helps boost Bearmach

Starting life as a small family company, bearmach has grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of Land rover parts and accessories. ...

Jewel in the crown

Crown Paints’ new high speed filling line is a source of pride and productivity finds Jane Gray ...



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