Manufacturers are increasingly recognising that ex-Forces personnel have many of the characteristics they are looking for in employees – hard working, team-oriented and technically skilled. James Lawson explores the path from military to manufacturing.
Spreading the word in schools is a recognised route to recruiting young people into manufacturing careers – but what is the best way to do this? Katherine Mathieson argues that the disparate plethora of small and large initiatives must link up to maximise their impact.
Rarely has the ancient curse, ‘May you live in interesting times!’ seemed more appropriate. Every opportunity seems to be offset by a threat, much of the latter due to uncertainty about how the Brexit negotiations will pan out.
Shelving and chair manufacturer Vitsoe recently upped sticks and left Camden in London for a new, purpose-built factory in the Midlands. Matt Pulzer sat down with its managing director, Mark Adams, to discuss supply chains, quality and the power of the internet.
Digitalisation is accelerating the pace of change, and the future belongs to the nimble, imaginative – and increasingly – those who see the power of cooperation and collaboration. Helen Saunders examines the opportunities and challenges of co-innovation.
Cambashi, an international industry analyst company based in Cambridge, has just completed a research project into the industrial application of the Internet of Things to establish the market’s structure and direction.