Manufacturers claim they aim for quality, but often place more focus on cost control. Alicia Dimas, director of policy at the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), says product quality and profitability can co-exist.
Britain’s manufacturers are rightly proud of their cutting-edge, market-leading innovation – and now is the time to capitalise on the industry’s strengths. For those able to do so, there is every reason to be confident about the future.
Stephen Phipson highlights the latest EEF report, which shows employers take seriously the health of their workers. However, progress still needs to be made in measuring long-term absence levels and the effectiveness of investments in the health of their workforce.
It’s been well publicised – not least by The Manufacturer itself – that disengaged employees are bad news for business productivity and profitability. But in the rush to attract and retain young talent, companies could be aiming wide of the mark.
It may have been released over a month ago but we thought we would delve a little deeper and look at some of the manufacturers that made this year's Harvard Business Review Top 100 Best-Performing CEOs. And we were surprised by what we found.
Search ‘Digital Transformation’ online and you’ll get about 450,000,000 results. Rather than having to sift through all of them, here’s a useful guide which touches on almost every aspect of your organisation and how digital technology can help make them more effective.
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