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It is the intractable problem that refuses to go away. Engineering is in demand, intellectually rewarding and it is well paid but not enough people are doing it. Will Stirling reports on a new approach. ...
Patriotic government intervention is required to help manufacturing grow, Ed Miliband tells the EEF Conference

EEF economist warns Miliband on investment in LEPs

Chief economist at EEF, Ms Lee Hopley has responded to Ed Miliband's speech today, highlighting careful investment in local enterprise partnerships with proven history as imperative to economic growth. ...
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. ...
Carl Perrin, director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

£32m AME Institute appoints first director

Coventry University and Unipart have appointed a director for the recently established Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), located at Unipart’s Foleshill site in Coventry. ...



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