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Rockwell Automation introduces tool to boost safety performance

Rockwell Automation has launched the Safety Maturity Index (SMI) tool, a self-guided assessment designed to give manufacturers visibility into the effectiveness of their safety programmes and the ability to optimize plant performance.

Applicable to any industry, any plant size and any location in the world, the SMI tool helps manufacturers see where they measure in safety culture, compliance ...
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Meet the Champions

Works Management introduces the inaugural winners of our Champions Awards to showcase the people who power manufacturing success. Introducing leading lady of lean, Kirsty Wainwright

Controlled exposure

Not so much a roller coaster as a wild ride, developing and integrating control systems is getting easier and more rewarding. Brian Tinham reports

You can profit from a focus on returns

Ian Roper, supply chain solutions divisional director, Access Group

The BFA leadership play-hut, hut

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 ...

Stepping up to the Mark

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 – ...
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American idol

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

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Precise savings from bearing improvements

Leicester-based high precision machining firm AETC has cut maintenance costs by several thousand pounds, just by correctly specifying and fitting machine bearings.

Dawnfresh nets the benefits of new maintenance software

Dawnfresh Seafoods has installed a new computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage engineering maintenance at its main production site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

Handheld terminal wins design award

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.