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Semta makes apprenticeship levy plea to manufacturing sector

Semta has urged businesses in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector across England not to miss out on the opportunities afforded by the new apprenticeship levy.

Annette Collins (pictured), head of Semta apprenticeship service, says that businesses need to make the most of the fundamental changes to skills funding that is arriving this ...
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Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems' Strip & Clean Optimisation Team used 5S, visual management and relentless teamwork to transform a bottleneck into a £2m revenue boon. Chris Beck meets the Manufacturing Champions award-winners.

Show and tell

The UK manufacturing community came together to talk business and best practice at WM's Manufacturing Management Show.

CI Dilemma: Not meeting with expectations

A lean-style morning debrief distorts into an excuse to down tools in this month’s dilemma

CI Dilemma: The post-consultant crash

It doesn’t take long for anarchy to ensue after a CI guru leaves his disciples to it…

Employment Law SOS

Tracey Marsden of Nabarro LLP looks at redundancy pay and malicious staff rumours.

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

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Dr. Martens Heavy Industry collection

The Dr. Martens Heavy Industry collection has been skilfully crafted to safeguard those who work in the most demanding environments, providing uncompromised footwear protection for the wearer.

Managing a workforce – with precision

A company that was born out of wartime necessity but which spearheads the manufacture of hi-tech precision industrial tools is moving into the next stage of its evolution with the introduction of a new workforce management system.

T Cards Online system a hit with Meggitt

Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy applications. The company employs around 12,000 people at manufacturing facilities around the world. Operational excellence is a key focus for Meggitt with the aim of continually improving customer care and efficiency across every part of its business.