Leadership

US manufacturing success: the big lie?

Manufacturing Production Line Stock Image
Posted on 8 May 2018 by Nick Peters
Donald Trump was derided during the 2016 US presidential election for saying globalisation, and specifically China, had destroyed US manufacturing. The experts said he was wildly wrong, that the sector was in good health and that ‘Make America Great Again’ was populist nonsense.

GKN loses the fight. Melrose wins: what next?

A Melrose statement after their vistory did nothing to ally fears that a break-up is on the cards - image courtesy of GKN.
Posted on 29 Mar 2018 by Nick Peters
The Manufacturer argued against the Melrose bid. We supported the company - and the Unite union - in their objection to the takeover, on the grounds that a break up of the venerable company would be a terrible mistake for the UK - and for the workforce.

Principles of 5S and lean management which can benefit every manufacturer

Gtech has announced plans to create more than 100 jobs by shifting some of its manufacturing operations back to the UK - image courtesy of Depositphotos.
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Tim Brown
5S is an organisation system that prioritises efficiency and effectiveness within the work place. The principles of 5S originated from five Japanese words: 整理 (Seiri), 整頓 (Seiton), 清掃 (Seiso), 清潔 (Seiketsu), 躾 (Shitsuke), which have been translated into English roughly as ‘Sort’, ‘Set in Order’, ‘Shine’, ‘Standardize’, and ‘Sustain’.