Features

Ultimate proof

We may not be able to label home-shoring as fully developed trend, but it is a reality for some. TM takes a look at the reasons behind Ecoegg’s ultimate proof of the revitalised value of ‘Made in GB’.

Britvic puts the fizz into continuous improvement

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by

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

Holt Review: Industry responds to apprenticeship reform

Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by

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.

Racing towards a greener future

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by

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."

Green technologies: Making light work of climate change

Posted on 26 Aug 2012 by Tim Brown

“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.