Business disruptions are costing each mid-sized UK manufacturer an average of £228,000 a year, the highest of any sector surveyed, according to a report published by Zurich Insurance.
Do British SMEs get a big enough share of tier one contracts? Developing UK supply chains to enable growth was debated by 250 delegates and a panel of experts at the third National Manufacturing Debate at Cranfield University on Wednesday.
Manufacturers that wish to apply for funding under the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative have two weeks before the Round One deadline on June 13.
A 6,000 tonne section of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth passed under the iconic Forth Bridges, in Scotland, on Friday en-route to Babcock’s Rosyth Dockyard.
How can collaborative approaches to the elimination of waste and the challenges of increasing complexity help manufacturers? Richard Jones, business manager for supply chain at improvement specialist, Newton, leads discussion on the extent to which lean expertise in manufacturing firms is being used to pull up the overall performance of supply chains.