UK manufacturing ends 2016 on 30-month high

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Bolstered by a boost to both output and new orders, purchasing activity within UK manufacturing defied expectations of modest growth with the highest recorded score for two and a half years, according to the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI).

Turbulent times demand fresh supply chain thinking

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2016 has been one of surprise and turmoil for UK manufacturers with largely unexpected outcomes in both the EU referendum and the US presidential elections. These geopolitical events contributed to an unprecedented level of uncertainty surrounding international trading relationships, as Dom Tribe explains.