In this article first appeared in TM's sister publication Lean Management Journal, Robin Howlett, continuous improvement manager, GB Operations at Britvic Soft Drinks, provides the example of a high speed automated FMCG environment to analyse how leader standard work can support the implementation of a continuous improvement programme
Following publication of the Holt Review, the Government will bring in measures to help small businesses recruit apprentices and to overhaul the complex and often misunderstood apprenticeship system. Here are some of the industry reactions to Jason Holt's proposals.
Tyre choice can win or lose you a motor race. Lewis Hamilton recently said that a team’s ability to manage its tyres "is the biggest question that needs answering in order to win the Formula One world Championship."
“Within the manufacturing sector, green technology and the opportunities and products around that are increasingly important. Not only do they have the opportunity to provide jobs, they have the opportunity to address the single biggest challenge we face in our future – climate change.” These were the words of Lord Drayson during a recent interview with TM’s Tim Brown.
There is little net growth in the economy but the UK needs to reduce unemployment. How are manufacturers hiring, and are they helping NEETs to get onto the conveyor to work? Will Stirling reports.