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HUMAN FACTORS IN FUTURE MANUFACTURING

Future manufacturing will involve greater digitisation, automation and augmented technologies. These exciting developments are already beginning to transform industrial working environments and methods.

If this is of interest to you, you can learn more at Human Factors in Future Manufacturing, a one day event taking place on Monday 20 March 2017. It's ...
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Your guide to 5S

Adaptable and accessible – 5S is feted as the trump card of continuous improvement. So why do so many manufacturers make a mess of workplace organisation? Former operations director, Colin Boughton investigates

A refreshing outlook

A recent Works Management tour to Coca-Cola European Partner’s Wakefield site found that successful performance monitoring is about taking it all back to basics. Chris Beck reports

The 5S fanatic who’s gone too far

Bill will do anything to keep his work area spic and span, even ignoring stricken colleagues
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Why productivity matters

Dr Pietro Micheli, associate professor of organisational performance at University of Warwick Business School

Meet the Champions - Gary Ashby

Process technician, Gary Ashby transformed an unfancied factory area into the pride of the site. Here is the tale of a true unsung hero

Meet the MMS Sponsors - Brammer

Visit Brammer on stand C19 and see how Insite?? can boost your bottom line says Richard Raybould

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The health of manufacturing is back - thanks to technology

Technology is helping manufacturing find its mojo again, says Derek Hill, managing director of ATS

Taking care of your assets

While many companies are making use of reliability techniques such as condition based monitoring (CBM), reliability centred maintenance (RCM) and root cause analysis (RCA) to achieve improvement benefits, a joined-up approach to asset care is required in order to influence bottom line profits and ensure maximum impact is achieved