While resisting use of the word ‘watershed’, 2012 was an important year for UK manufacturing, and for Great Britain, says Will Stirling.
For large manufacturers, global value networks are a vital source of competitive advantage. Dr Jagjit Singh Srai, head of the Centre for International Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, explains that in today’s interconnected world, companies should be designing their networks with a view to developing ‘meta-capabilities’.
Roberto Priolo, editor of Lean Management Journal sums up what 2012 has meant to the publication and what readers can look forward to in 2013.
Shaun Lanceley, National Head of Learning and Development at EEF, explains how better alignment of employee performance reviews, professional development, succession planning and corporate strategy can boost performance and talent retention in manufacturing firms.
At Siemens’ Answers for Industry event in July, Louise Anderson made a powerful impact on older, more experienced and perhaps more jaded industry representatives with her confidently expressed views on the appeal of manufacturing to young people. Here she tells TM more about her own career to date.
Roberto Priolo, editor of Lean Management Journal brings us up to speed with recent and forthcoming features from his fast growing resource for lean practitioners.