Globalising the supply chain

Economic, geopolitical and environmental factors mean regular supply chain audits are essential to protect global procurement platforms, says Peter Russell, head of manufacturing sector coverage at Royal Bank of Scotland.

A lean dream: The 787 Dreamliner

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by

In April Boeing's 787 Dreamliner visited the UK as part of a world tour. Roberto Priolo talked to two of the plane’s UK suppliers about the part they play in 'leaning' production and the supply chain in order to deliver the huge backlog of orders for this ingenius example of daring engineering.

Lead story: Fire at will misses the point

Posted on 31 May 2012 by

In the circus that ensued from its premature publication, the true purpose of the Beecroft report on employment law will have been lost on many employers. Parking the political mud-slinging, Will Stirling asks whether the landmark report is likely to fulfill its aim: promoting growth.