Bribery: no + $ = yes

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Posted on 21 Mar 2017 by Nick Peters
It is a formula as old as business itself – the bribe, the backhander that greases the wheels of commerce. Rolls-Royce has recently learned to its great cost, however, that nowadays it is also a ticket to massive fines and reputational damage.

Dura Automotive: driven to success

Overall winner of The Manufacturer of the Year 2016, Dura Automotive Body and Glass Systems.
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 by Fred Tongue
Fred Tongue catches up with Dura Automotive Body and Glass, winner of four The Manufacturer MX Awards, including the highly sought-after Manufacturer of the Year, and learns how entering has helped the company to even greater fortune.

UK education system: not fit for business

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Posted on 22 Feb 2017 by Nick Peters
The manufacturing sector is experiencing a dangerous skills shortage that appears to be getting worse with every passing year. There is a great deal of blame to go around, but a significant portion of it rests with the education system. Changing that requires a change in national attitudes to manufacturing, as Nick Peters reports.

Rise of the British start up

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When thinking of start-ups, the image of tanned Ivy League dropouts developing complicated pieces of software from their unconventional Californian workspaces often springs to mind. But the reality of launching a business – big or small – from scratch can be very different, as is often the case with those starting up manufacturing in the UK. Rita Lobo examines the challenges of taking the first steps in manufacturing.

An industrial IoT wake-up call

The research from Canonical looked at the views, opinions and experiences of 361 IoT professionals regarding past, present and future IoT projects.
Autodesk and Taxal recently conducted an in-depth research study into how the Internet of Things is set to transform manufacturing over the coming years. Jonny Williamson catches up with Taxal’s Allan Behrens to go through the findings and the wider implications.

Manufacturing innovative start ups

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It’s never been easy to be an innovator in the manufacturing sector, but the good news is that help is at hand. From bank-backed MakerSpaces to crowdfunding and support networks, Malcolm Wheatley reports on the opportunities on offer for start ups.