Reports

The MACH 2012 Supplement

The UK’s engineering-based manufacturing industry is gearing up for MACH 2012 – the biggest manufacturing technology exhibition held in Britain. It is the place to see all the latest in terms of machinery equipment and applications that enable modern manufacturing to take place.

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Implementing OEE Systems

Idhammar Implementing OEE Systems The last 10 years have charted a steady rise in the level of interest that senior manufacturing managers pay to organisational asset management.

This trend coincides with the increase in asset cost and complexity, especially of plant equipment, making it eve…

Review of vocational education – The Wolf Report

Published March 2011

The Secretary of State for Education commissioned Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College London to carry out an independent review of vocational education.

She was asked to consider how vocational education for 14- to 19-year-olds can be improved in order to promote …

Green and Growth: Solutions for Growing a Green Economy

Can manufacturers, especially energy-intensive firms, grow and reduce their carbon emissions? As Canada jettisons the Kyoto Protocol commitments, companies are reviewing their green commitments with even greater scrutiny.

While to some it might seem like a mutually exclusive ambition, man…