Maintenance & Productivity

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’.

The Smart Factory Podcast

Posted on 23 Nov 2017 by Nick Peters

Throughout the 2017 Leaders Conference and Smart Factory Expo, The Manufacturer ran a global streaming radio service, offering interviews, comment and analysis from its conference studio in Liverpool.

On this page are some of the interview highlights for your pleasure and interest. All …

How can manufacturers best protect their power supply?

Stock Power Supply - Downtime can come at a significant cost for manufacturers, with some statistics showing that just one unplanned event can cost in the region on £1.6m.
The uptake of digital technology, the government’s upcoming Industrial Strategy and strong export demand all add up to an expanding manufacturing sector here in the UK. However, this increase in demand will no doubt lead to added pressure on UK power supply, so it becomes more important than ever to have robust power infrastructure in place.