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Manufacturing pay runs ahead of wider economy

The average pay settlement in manufacturing industry in the six months from February to July was 2.6%, according to the EEF.

It said this included April, "one of the year's major pay rounds, which is seen as a good indicator for pay this year". The figure is an increase on last year's 2.4%. "Furthermore," added the EEF, "pay deferments and freezes have ...
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Leading statement

Maintenance safety is being sacrificed as site leaders stake all on satisfying production quotas, the WM Factory Health and Maintenance Conference heard. Max Gosney and Ian Vallely reveal the uncomfortable truth behind manufacturing's ...

The role of managers in engaging employees

Employee engagement is one of those terms that is often bandied around with little understanding of what it actually means, and more importantly what is required to increase levels of employee engagement, says Gary Wyles, managing director ...

Making allowances for manufacturers

As tangible efforts are made at both Government and Industry levels to once more position the UK manufacturing base at the heart of rebalancing our economy, recent signs of recovery are most welcome.

We are the Champions

True champions, it's said, excel during adversity. Which is why we name our new awards scheme Manufacturing Champions in your honour.

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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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Mike Price of The Manufacturing Institute (TMI) on recognising life's priorities

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Mitsubishi Electric GOT2000 HMIs provide multi-touch function and gesture control

Improved user-friendliness, expanded functionality, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration into Mitsubishi Electric's Automation portfolio are key features of the GOT2000 HMI series just launched by Mitsubishi Electric in the UK.

Mitsubishi Electric FR-A800 drives offer high performance

The FR-A800 series of drives from Mitsubishi Electric has been specially designed for use in high end applications where maximum output and performance, increased efficiency and reliability are demanded.

Webinar set to address supply chain challenges

Oliver Wight, AIMMS and Districon are to host a joint Integrated Business Planning & Supply Chain Optimization webinar on May 20 2014.

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