The 2010 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index is a collaboration between Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.
Introducing 2010's much anticipated Annual Manufacturing Report (AMR). Sponsored by Barclays Corporate, the AMR 2010 reports on the findings of this year’s research in the areas of Economy, Government Policy, Finance, Purchasing, Procurement, Logistics and IT.
Today’s online business customers expect the same level of usability, personalization and functionality in a B2B site that they encounter when visiting B2C retail sites. Next-generation B2B solutions deliver automated order processes, improved information flow, expanded collaboration with channel partners, automated exchange of documents and a consistent shopping experience.
This paper, published in July 2010, presents the case for changing the focus of the UK government’s direct business support for manufacturing SMEs (small and medium-size enterprises) from ‘productivity’ to ‘growth.’
The July issue of the bi-annual Economic Report, published by manufacturers’ organisation EEF and business advisors BDO LLP, provides a detailed overview of the status of the UK economy and manufacturing sector, and their prospects for 2011. Commentary from EEF’s economists on risks to the UK and global economy, the political landscape, potential changes to exchange rates and interest rates, and foreign trade opportunities, are covered in the 16pp report.
The purchasing and management of production-critical spares is a vital function in any manufacturing business.
Aligning the goals of CFO's and Maintenance Managers - how companies can manage the reliability of their asset base to achieve higher operational and financial performance.
The first quarter 2010 ‘Manufacturing Outlook’ report reveals a larger than expected improvement in output and orders over the past three months and a broad based return of confidence across manufacturing.
Over the past two years we have experienced the deepest recession the country and the developed world economies have seen since the 1930s.
As Britain’s economy shows signs of strengthening, it is vital that industry, government, and consumers remain commited to the environmental stability of our planet through the development of low carbon economies.