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A productive debate

National Manufacturing Debate 2013
Posted on 5 Apr 2014 by Callum Bentley

A guru to many adherents of lean manufacturing, Peter Drucker once said “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.”

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Diversity in STEM "progressing too slowly" – Report

Coming off the back of International Women’s Day last month, Victoria Fitzgerald takes a look at some of the young women looking to make waves in the UK manufacturing world.

The small serving big

Posted on 4 Apr 2014 by Callum Bentley

Professor Tim Baines from the Aston Centre for Servitization Research and Practice shows that you don’t have to be the biggest fish in the pond to offer the best service and create new relationships with your customers.

Facilitating efficiency

Facilities management – the housekeeping that manufacturers, and all other businesses alike, have to do but probably wish they didn’t. But there is now a growing wealth of external firms out there which will do the work for you, for a fee of course. So is it worth it?