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Many UK businesses unhappy with their ERP

ERP software must adapt or die as an estimated 143,200 UK businesses - 60% of those using the systems - are less than satisfied with them, according to global research from Redshift and Epicor Software Corporation.

Four fifths (80%) of the 1,500 business professionals surveyed globally say their ERP system is critical to business performance and 60% have invested in the software in the past two ...
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A drop of inspiration

The same old approach to ERP system selection will leave you with familiar frustrations down the line. From the importance of functionality to asking the shopfloor, WM uncovers the advantages of an alternative approach to upgrades.
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Defusing the time bomb

Time management is a critical business skill, particularly for hard-pressed managers in a fast-moving sector like manufacturing. But, asks Ian Vallely, where do you start and what technology do you use?

Industry 4.0 or industry for nothing?

"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."

Today, tomorrow – and yesterday

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 ...

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.