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The Journal: Manufacturing

Insight and commentary based on 28 years experience in the gritty reality of doing.

The UK's recovery: improving productivity

18 Mar 2020

Posted In Productivity, Manufacturing

2019 was a difficult year for UK productivity as negative results in the first half of the year were succeeded by two very slow, if marginally positive, quarters1. In light of the economic disruption..
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Future Trends: Robotic Process Automation and the ERP

27 Feb 2020

Posted In Productivity, Customer Service, Contact Centres, Supply Chain, Manufacturing

  The invisible robot army that will drive forward business productivity One of the new tools of the future, in this age of Industry 4.0, will be Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and it has the..
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A diagnosis for the UK Productivity Puzzle?

26 Feb 2020

Posted In Productivity, Manufacturing

Finding ways to stay competitive and to raise productivity in a volatile and increasingly complex world remains a key challenge for many British manufacturing companies. That’s why Roland Berger and..
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Transforming Supply Chain Operations

29 Nov 2018

Posted In Supply Chain, Manufacturing

I recently spent time with a UK Headquartered International business that provides support products (and services) to internationally located automotive customers talking about how to transform..
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Solving the challenges of working with smaller suppliers

05 Jul 2018

Posted In Supply Chain, Manufacturing

Whilst they may share the same objectives, supply chains offer different levels of complexity and challenge across sectors. The high volume and high complexity of the automotive sector contrasts with..
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Recognise these five warning signs?...

26 Mar 2018

Posted In Supply Chain, Manufacturing

The ability to sense danger before it occurs is paying dividends for many organisations both in maintaining high performance levels and reducing costs.
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Sharing in Growth wins national innovation award

05 Mar 2018

Posted In Manufacturing

Sharing in Growth (SIG) has won this year's Semta Innovation Award for improving the capability and productivity of more than 10,000 people working in the UK aerospace supply chain.
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The Secret to Balancing Process and Agility in Manufacturing

21 Dec 2017

Posted In Supply Chain, Manufacturing

We caught up with Alan Kelly, MD of Unipart Expert Practices, earlier this month to discuss the relevance of process and agility in promoting success throughout the supply chains of today—and..
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