The Big Picture: driving research out of its ivory tower

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Public funding for university research is being squeezed and many researchers are turning to the private sector instead. Dr Tim Minshall argues for the benefits this trend will bring.

Tim Minshall - Senior Lecturer in Technology Management at the Institute for Manufacturing Tim Minshall - Senior Lecturer in Technology Management at the Institute for Manufacturing

With public funds st…

Marshalling your resources

Marshalls is the UK’s leading manufacturer of superior natural stone and innovative concrete hard landscaping products. It was established over 130 years ago and supplies the construction, home improvement and landscape markets, specialising in a wide range of products, design services and technical expertise. This study explores its selection of and implementation journey with Microsoft’s Dynamics AX ERP solution with their partner eBECS.

A bloodlust for manufacturing

Back in 2008 an initiative was started with the remit of snaring a new generation of manufacturing talent and enthusiasm. Today that project has matured into an engineering venture which is changing the way engineers think about land travel, embracing a network of manufacturers which might never otherwise have crossed paths and enthralling schoolchildren around the globe. Jane Gray talks to participants in the record breaking Bloodhound project.

Energy solutions 2011

The manufacturing industry is taking positive steps to prepare for the rise of the low carbon economy. In response, Energy Solutions - an industry event dedicated to showcasing the latest strategies for sustainable business - is to be bigger and bolder than ever in 2011.

Process excellence

When an international Fragrance house, headquartered in the UK needed help with its implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX, it turned to Columbus. Malcolm Wheatley discovers why.

Defenders of the realm

Defence and Security Equipment International at London’s Excel in September was a lavish showcase of futuristic, precision-made, and often UK-made military kit. Despite dwindling defence budgets, 1,390 exhibitors were bullish about today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities in emerging markets, security applications, cyber solutions and space. Will Stirling reports.