Food and drink manufacturing is a highly innovative sector where around 1,500 new products are launched every quarter, but it also has huge scope to increase competitiveness through more ambitious investment in high tech production. Meirion Richards is making sure his organisation does not miss any such opportunities.
Tom Lawton, head of manufacturing at accountancy firm BDO, with which EEF conducts a quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey, defines the necessary cornerstones of Britain’s elusive industrial strategy and calls for the appointment of a Minister for Manufacturing.
Roberto Priolo, editor of Lean Management Journal on debunking lean myths and creating a radical upswing in lean programmes in SMEs.
Hemlock gets its fingers burnt playing the late payments game.