Manufacturers are struggling to deal with increasingly complex IT, according to the latest research from Ipanema Technologies and Loudhouse.They said half of manufacturers have suffered unplanned critical application performance problems in the last 12 months with 83% reporting a rise in IT complexity driven by more users, increased locations, new applications and adoption of cloud computing.
Ergonomics – ensuring a good fit between people and their working environments – can help cut absenteeism, raise quality, boost productivity and reduce costs. Ian Vallely looks at the potentially profound impact of ergonomic design on a ...
Rob Love site leader at newly crowned BFA Factory of the Year – City Technology, Portsmouth – tells Max Gosney about winning the big one and why dads don't always know best when it comes to careers advice
Ian Roper, supply chain solutions divisional director, Access Group
The man in charge at Britain's Best Factory didn't study at Harvard. He has no long list of post-nominals. In fact Rob Love, a time-served apprentice, doesn't hold a single A-level. Yet, by being out there on the factory floor, Love boasts ...
Manufacturers say the job market is saturated with a generation of the illiterate and unemployable. So what's Mark Prisk, the man behind future industry policy, going to do about it? The WM Leaders Forum – our think-tank for the sector – ...
The UK has long been a follower of US fashion.
Bob Davis of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence tells Max Gosney about the latest manufacturing trends heading our way across the Atlantic
Leicester-based high precision machining firm AETC has cut maintenance costs by several thousand pounds, just by correctly specifying and fitting machine bearings.
Dawnfresh Seafoods has installed a new computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage engineering maintenance at its main production site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
Casio Computer Co. has announced that the DT-X7 handheld terminal - intended for users in retail, transportation, logistics and other industries - has been recognised with the iF product design award 2008, one of the worlds leading industrial design honours.
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