Hungry for improvement

Pursuing operational excellence is an unending and task. But how hard and fast should improvement be pushed and what is the role of management in setting the pace? On October 3 manufacturing and operational excellence leaders met to discuss these questions at a Manufacturing Directors Forum event.

Papaya: Making light work of administration

Posted on 7 Nov 2012 by Tim Brown

As one of the nation’s premiere producers of specialty lettuces, Jepco is highly reliant on its several-hundred-strong seasonal workforce in order to satisfy the needs of its customers. As Tim Brown found out, the streamlining of Jepco’s HR administration has allowed the company to search for even more green shoots.

Lead Story – Industrial Strategy uncovered

Vince Cable announces his industrial strategy at Imperial College London
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by

A business bank, employee-led skills, backing technologies and sectors, and fairer government procurement. Some will say they've heard it all before, but could the 'new' industrial strategy be a serious part of the missing economic mandate Britains needs?