Airbus has set up special intervention programmes with its suppliers to ensure that the demands of production ramp-up do not translate as late deliveries. Airbus COO Günter Butschek explains the process to Will Stirling.
A good pricing strategy can drive value and growth. But creating one presents a difficult balancing act for manufacturers. If you’re successfully increasing prices with some customers, chances are you’re losing others. Understanding that dynamic will add an important tool to your competitive armoury
How strong is the UK’s manufacturing industry? Could it help lead the country’s recovery from recession? What needs to be done to bring it back to its old glory?
There is now widespread consensus that a thriving manufacturing industry is vital to the recovery of the UK economy. Daryl Gayler, regional managing director at RBS South Region, outlines how manufacturers in the South of England do their part to boost growth and morale in the sector by delivering best practice in a challenging business climate.
Hayley Group has 36 years experience providing a fast and efficient supply of what it terms ‘engineering essentials’ to its customers. But, as Tim Brown found out, its latest partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies is bringing that heritage into a new, leaner era.
Are waste-to-energy solutions too good to be true as a means to combat rising fuel and waste disposal costs? Peter Russell, head of manufacturing & industrials at RBS, considers refuse under a new light, analysing the benefits current waste-to-energy solutions are offering companies and how these will mature in coming years.