The first WM factory tour of this year's Best Factory Awards winners took place in early December. More than 20 delegates heard how the Bosch management team implemented a world-class manufacturing strategy built on flexibility and lean assembly lines which helped the plant to win the Best Engineering Plant and Health & Safety Award at the 2013 BFAs. The site was also Highly Commended in the ...
Back to basics, but with your eyes wide open is a good starting point for any IT review, writes Brian Tinham, introducing WM's special IT strategy issue
Neither ERP nor manufacturing execution systems give manufacturers what they want – namely schedules which they can work to, says Paul Lane of Seiki Systems
"Industry 4.0 is an opportunity for the UK to apply its many skills and technologies and become one of the first [European] states to eliminate low-cost labour as a prerequisite of a successful manufacturing economy."
There may be a certain resonance in the IET's (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Ambrose Fleming Medal for ICT – part of its prestigious Achievement Awards – going to Professor Barry Evans, of the Centre for Communication Systems ...
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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