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Key Components for Improving Field Operations Processes in Utilities

27 Feb 2017

Posted In Utilities

Field Operations processes are a central component of every Utility organisation’s value chains, and their efficiency has never been of greater significance than it is now. The composite challenge..

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Why are Productivity Improvements for Field Operations a Major Challenge?

15 Feb 2017

Posted In Utilities

It goes without saying that field operations extensively contribute to the structure of Utilities Organisations, yet why do they continue to be a weak link?

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‘One in 10’ patients face long delays...

15 Feb 2017

Posted In Healthcare

BBC News reports that 475,000 patients in England waited for over four hours for a ward bed in 2015-2016. This equates to 11% of the 4.2 million people admitted to hospital.

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More than half of businesses set to switch water supplier in 2017

03 Jan 2017

Posted In Utilities

In a recent survey, 74% of businesses in England stated they were likely to change water provider when the retail water market opens up in April 2017. Only 19% of businesses responded to say they..

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Productivity is the Achilles’ heel of UK manufacturing

07 Dec 2016

Posted In Productivity

What can we do to raise productivity? 

Figures from the Office for National Statistics demonstrate an increase in UK manufacturing output for the second quarter of 2016, however, UK productivity..

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‘More must be done’ to reduce water leakage rates

01 Dec 2016

Posted In Utilities

After four years of leakage levels increasing in the water industry, levels have finally started to decrease - by 1.4 per cent over the last year. The Consumer Council for Water emphasises that..

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'UK construction weakest in four years'

11 Nov 2016

Posted In Construction & Infrastructure

The UK's construction sector recorded its weakest performance in four years in the July-to-September quarter, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

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Join us at Utility Week Congress

17 Oct 2016

Posted In Utilities, News

Evolving regulatory priorities, increased competition and technological advancements are shifting the sector beyond recognition and during the 2 days delegates will have the opportunity to:

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Solving the Field Operations Puzzle

13 Oct 2016

Posted In Utilities

Operational excellence is now more important than ever to solve the regulatory and cost challenges of field operations

The importance of efficient field operations has never been of greater..

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Why are UK workers so unproductive?

30 Aug 2016

Posted In Productivity

Could it be down to rising wage inequality? Sandra Polaski, the former US secretary of state’s special representative for international labour affairs believes it is. It's widely reported that UK..

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