Recently released figures show Gripple had a record-breaking year, with profits in 2017 soaring 21% to £6.5m. But profit isn’t the core driver behind the continued success of this Sheffield-based wire joining solutions manufacturer, 100% employee ownership is. Michael Hodgson explains.
It’s been well publicised – not least by The Manufacturer itself – that disengaged employees are bad news for business productivity and profitability. But in the rush to attract and retain young talent, companies could be aiming wide of the mark.
It may have been released over a month ago but we thought we would delve a little deeper and look at some of the manufacturers that made this year's Harvard Business Review Top 100 Best-Performing CEOs. And we were surprised by what we found.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has honored Pfizer and Covestro for their dedication to inspiring and empowering women in engineering, at an awards gala held in New York City on Tuesday, December 11.
Search ‘Digital Transformation’ online and you’ll get about 450,000,000 results. Rather than having to sift through all of them, here’s a useful guide which touches on almost every aspect of your organisation and how digital technology can help make them more effective.
Quality assurance has traditionally been reliant on a legion of human operators armed with clipboards and pens. The combination of artificial intelligence, edge computing and advanced algorithms is changing that, and fast!
If you’re a large or midsized manufacturer, chances are you’re already piloting new digital manufacturing technologies. As productivity pressure piles up and new solutions become available, it can be hard to know where to best focus your efforts.
Paul Stead still can’t believe just how inept politicians are when it comes to the value-add that creativity brings! So, as a small counterbalance to a world of candyfloss commentary and value-free advice he shares some hard-earned, real-world tips on documentation, team working – and creativity.