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Monthly production output dips in May

Total production output is estimated to have increased by 2.1% in May 2015 compared with May 2014, according to the latest index of production (IoP) from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

There were increases in three of the four main sectors, with the largest contribution coming from mining & quarrying, which increased by 7.3%.Manufacturing ...
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Calling all champions

Works Management’s Manufacturing Champions Awards is back. Enter your star employees and help us show David Cameron’s new government that UK manufacturing’s got talent

Facilitating the future

Steve Webzell investigates outsourcing facilities management, discovering what it can offer, and how to strike the best deal

Service with a smile...

Our Factory Safety and Maintenance conference earlier this month provided a fascinating insight into the manufacturing sector's attitude towards asset care, highlighting the fact that maintenance staff are too often measured simply on ...

Time to move on energy saving measures

Chris Evans, marketing and operations group manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe

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Terry Carmichael, lean and Six Sigma practitioner

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Mark Bown, senior advisor – operations excellence office, corporate manufacturing at Cummins, meets a man in a hot air balloon

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Linde Safety Pilot helps prevent FLT accidents

When it comes to operating fork lift trucks, human error is the most common cause of accidents at work. An electronic driver assistance system from Linde Material Handling(MH), the Linde Safety Pilot, is now on hand to offer support. Via an 8" LCD screen in the operator's workstation, the Linde Safety Pilot helps the operator to control the work equipment safely and helps to avoid dangerous situations, minimising the risk of an accident and improving occupational safety.

Oil2LPG – it's a win, win situation

Despite falling oil prices, switching from oil to liquid petroleum gas (LPG) could save you a fortune, and massively reduce your carbon footprint

Investing in the future of North East manufacturers

Supporting Manufacturing & Engineering North East will enable his company to help manufacturers in the region find the right funding solutions, says Neil Lloyd, head of sales development, business and commercial at Lombard


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