The UK volume car industry has had a punishing 12 months, and arguably only the intervention of the car scrappage incentive scheme saved it from a deep crisis. But Nissan Manufacturing UK has had, in the circumstances, a very good year. Trevor Mann, senior vice president manufacturing, Nissan Europe tells TM about their reasons to be cheerful.
The Government’s redrafted manufacturing strategy was launched one year ago to some acclaim — a more sectoral approach that wasn’t embarrassed to pick sectors on merit. One year on, has it passed the test? Mark Young and Will Stirling report.
Richard Renshaw and Alan Braithwaite – both of LCP Consulting and Cranfield University – have developed a five maxim supplier management ‘compass’ to ensure supply chains remain efficient during the downturn while primed for the upturn.