Supply chains: achieving and sustaining profitability

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

How can collaborative approaches to the elimination of waste and the challenges of increasing complexity help manufacturers? Richard Jones, business manager for supply chain at improvement specialist, Newton, leads discussion on the extent to which lean expertise in manufacturing firms is being used to pull up the overall performance of supply chains.

Keeping pace with India’s frontrunners: UK firms shift up a gear

Maharashtra state is one of the regions offering the most potential for growth to UK manufacturers
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

India represents a huge opportunity for British manufacturers across a range of
sub-sectors in which they already excel. Peter Russell, head of manufacturing,
UK sector coverage at Royal Bank of Scotland, looks at key strategic export and
growth opportunities over the coming five years.

Regulation update: payroll law changes in 2013

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

From April 2013, a phased introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) will see employers submitting payroll data to HMRC via the centralised registration service for e-Government services in the UK, Government Gateway, on or before payments credit employee’s bank accounts. Ken Davies, director of payroll services at accountancy firm Mitchell Charlesworth explains why the new measures could greatly increase the workload for employers

Public perceptions of engineers and manufacturers

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

TM grapples with the sensitive issue of respect for engineering professionals in the UK. What bearing do public perceptions of the profession have on the fate of manufacturing and can we regulate the application of the term ‘engineer’?

Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield 2012

Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by

For companies of any size wanting to access markets that need advanced materials, including aerospace, nuclear power, oil and gas and medical products, the GMF in Sheffield was the place to be in March. Will Stirling was there to soak up the knowledge.

The Manufacturer’s guide to Logistics

In a recent survey by the FTA, one in four were 'not at all prepared' to hire additional drivers or vehicles to cope with greater volumes
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by

Manufacturers need modern, slick, reliable logistics. Technology, such as automated warehouse systems and RFID, can provide part of the solution. But the UK logistics sector is blessed with several stakeholders dedicated to improve the efficiency of your logistics.