Features - Strategy & Finance

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Bright sparks 03/07/2017

Turning a £2 million loss into a profit may have been a step too far for many, but John Coughlan and the rest of the team at TSP Engineering saw the challenge as an opportunity for change. Chris Beck visited the site to find out more.

The Champions League 03/07/2017

Do you want to join the pantheon of greats that have graced the stage at WM’s Manufacturing Champions Awards? Then now is your chance, as Chris Beck explains

A valuable asset 03/07/2017

Chris Beck explores how asset finance can help manufacturers, and particularly SMEs, with the investment they need in order to stay ahead of the game

Rise, Kings of the North 18/05/2017

Scottish manufacturing has the potential to lead the world again, a Works Management roundtable heard – it just needs to believe in itself. Chris Beck reports.

A fruitful partnership 18/05/2017

Heineken’s cider mill has incorporated a Brammer Insite™ service into its plant, which has optimised its procurement and stores management process. Adam Offord toured the facility to see first hand how this ‘pear’ work and what makes it so ‘grape’.

CI Dilemma: ‘Help me with hoshin kanri’ 18/05/2017

Strategy deployment goes up in smoke the moment the heat’s turned up on production

Rise of the machines - the future of robotics 25/04/2017

By Neil Gallant, managing director of Neutronic Technologies

The thin blue line 15/03/2017

Thousands of police, fire and ambulance vehicles are kitted out at Vauxhall's Luton plant. Adam Offord walks the beat with Dick Ellam to see the production challenges and asks if UK manufacturers should be on high alert to this market.

All aboard! 24/01/2017

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 24/01/2017

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

Your guide to 5S 02/12/2016

Adaptable and accessible – 5S is feted as the trump card of continuous improvement. So why do so many manufacturers make a mess of workplace organisation? Former operations director, Colin Boughton investigates

Simply the Best 22/11/2016

Brose’s Coventry plant has just won Britain’s Best Factory Award from Cranfield University. Works Management asks Steve Bartholomew, a director at the site, for the winning formula

A refreshing outlook 31/10/2016

A recent Works Management tour to Coca-Cola European Partner’s Wakefield site found that successful performance monitoring is about taking it all back to basics. Chris Beck reports

Under the bonnet 18/10/2016

Jaguar Land Rover's iconic Solihull factory has trebled its volumes and enjoyed a £2 billion investment. The growth has been galvanised by the highly energised people within the plant, says Nigel Blenkinsop, operations director. Chris Beck reports.

We’ll take the high road 01/09/2016

Scotland has launched an action plan to rejuvenate the nation’s manufacturing sector as a hub for high tech. But is this strategy merely Scotch mist? WM brought industry leaders to Glasgow to get the lowdown

The morning after 05/08/2016

What will Brexit mean for UK manufacturing? Chris Beck investigates the results of an exclusive WM survey

The in-out FM referendum 11/07/2016

Steed Webzell speaks to experts in the FM arena convinced by the benefits of either outsourcing or insourcing strategies. So, are you in or out?

Lines of credit 11/07/2016

Most people care little for money except counting their own. But in business it literally pays to gain a thorough understanding of your financial options. Ian Vallely investigates two credit sources that could help kick-start lending to UK manufacturing, a sector with a habit of self-funding

Improving operational performance through an up-skilling apprenticeship scheme 03/05/2016

By Robin Clarke, partnership director, JTJ Workplace Solutions

Manufacturing Management Show: A show of strength 11/04/2016

A bold new age in best practice beckons this November with the launch of the Manufacturing Management Show. Max Gosney dons cape and explores an event promising a shot of super powers for site management teams .

Taking the wheel: How Bentley reinvented their apprenticeship programme 30/03/2016

Bentley Motors has seized the initiative with local colleges to ensure its revamped apprenticeship programme produces talent with the skillsets it needs most. Hywel Roberts reports on the scheme and the lessons for wider industry

Out of kilter: What now for the Apprenticeship Levy? 30/03/2016

George Osborne announced the introduction of an apprenticeship levy for British employers in his 2015 summer budget. It was one those moments that had manufacturing chiefs exchanging nervous texts and emails to ascertain how everyone would be affected.

The Works Management news quiz of the week 22/02/2016

Were you paying attention to the manufacturing news over the past seven days? Take our quiz to find out, as well as catching up on the biggest stories of the week.

We're manufacturing and proud 19/01/2016

Industry leaders gathered in Manchester last month to celebrate the people whose pride and professionalism helps British sites take on the world. WM reports on our Manufacturing Champions Awards

For Whom the Bell Tolls 19/01/2016

The end of shift bell stands silent at a shipyard on the Clyde that’s determined to do away with the command and control management of the past. Max Gosney meets the progressive team leading BAE Systems Naval Ships to a profitable future
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