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Intel's conflict mineral stand should kickstart a trend

Following the chipmaker's announcement at CES, analysts and experts have been quick to applaud the company's decision as numerous industries prepare to follow suit

Re-engineering reaps rewards

Europe's leading industrial services partner, ERIKS, discusses the developing trend of process re-engineering, where manufacturing innovation meets supplier collaboration

New software aids the rise of 3D modelling

Andy Parsons of AutoLogic Systems discusses how 3D modeling is set to take a key role in advanced manufacturing and become a very valuable sales tool for many manufacturing businesses

Robotics aid BASF's wind turbine coating protection

The Nordex manufactured turbine at Hamburg's port isn't being left entirely to the elements as BASF implements modern manufacturing technologies to protect the construction

Blending Lean with accumulation of work-in-progress

Contrary to existing Lean models, one company believes that accumulating work-in-progress can bring about benefit

Edwards Group £1.6 billion takeover

HIgh-tech UK manufacturer Edwards Group to be taken over by Swedish Atlas Copco in major takeover deal worth £1.6 billion

Bosch packaging promotes lean manufacturing in Europe

One of Bosch Packaging Technology's flagship machines is being introduced into Europe in September as it looks to reduce downtime on the manufacturing floors

Five steps towards continuous improvement

Whether an initial foray towards implementing lean throughout your organisation or simply a cheaper and less daunting efficiency solution, 5S is the ideal starting point

Manufacturing M&A on the rise in developing world

Led by China, emerging & developing nations show increased Interest in second quarter industrial manufacturing merger and acquisition activity, according to PwC US

3D printing to replace mass-production processes

An innovative pioneer of connected medical devices, Withings offers an ideal case study of how integrating additive manufacturing into the development process can result in a healthy business

Siemens reaffirms its commitment to UK investment

Calling the country an 'international and world class innovation hub,' the global engineering and technology company wants to develop more technologies in Britain, while calling for more government R&D support

Introducing the next generation of ERP

The leading provider of business application software, Infor has announced the availability of a new release of Infor M3 specifically focused on the needs of key vertical industries

Advantages of new Mandatory Carbon Reporting

Manufacturing leaders are being warned about the consequences of inaccurate carbon emissions data when new rules come into force this autumn

Improved ISO 9001 aims to be a key driver of innovation

Changes to the industry standard for Quality Management seeks to see a greater emphasis on how the globally recognised certification can be used to promote innovation across an array of sectors

LUXeXceL & UEF to develop photonics 3D printing

University of Eastern Finland's Institute of Photonics is partnering with LUXeXceL to offer rapid prototyping of optical components, short-run and volume batches through an innovative 3D printing method

Recovery in fortunes for UK manufacturing

The country's hard-pressed manufacturing, engineering and construction sectors appear to be experiencing a slight renaissance, according to the Investec Hot 100 list of the UK's fastest-growing privately-owned companies

Shedding some light on manufacturing innovation

In his second week in office, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced five manufacturing R&D projects to support energy, efficient lighting products with an investment worth $10 million

Latest industry figures "a shot in the arm", says KPMG

UK manufacturing looks to be on the rise, but global conditions remain challenging, according to one of the world's largest private professional services companies

Goldman Sachs helps stimulate job creation and growth

Manufacturing and engineering companies are being urged to take advantage of the global investment banking and securities firm, Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme

Improving the next generation's perception of industry

In a time when the manufacturing industry is in dire need of new employees as more and more baby boomers move to retire, it's interesting that a large proportion of college graduates are either jobless or underemployed

Manufacturing must embrace services boom

A study by Xerox and Aston University have revealed that early adopters of 'servitization' achieve an annual growth rate of 10 percent, yet market awareness remains low

Manufacturing a support network en MAS

The Manufacturing Advisory Service has released its Annual Report detailing how it's helped thousands of English SMEs generate nearly £620 million of extra turnover over the last fifteen months

Manufacturing key to getting UK economy back on track

Demand is there and the cost of engineering in other territories is rising, but a lack of backing for apprenticeships and cash flow problems are causing significant roadblocks to recovery, according to staffing agency 2B Interface

Manufacturing a sense of positivity throughout England

The country's industry is at a twelve month high with the latest MAS Barometer revealing almost two thirds of companies surveyed expecting to increase sales over the next six months

Manufacturers can't step on the gas with an empty tank

Ceramics manufacturers are calling for urgent government intervention in the gas supply industry - and the demands are being backed by the British Chambers of Commerce and the Trade Union Congress

New digital radios to boost communication & performance

Vertex Standard has continued its commitment to developing precision engineered land mobile radios (LMR) with the introduction of its eVerge digital two-way radio series

Safeguarding future skills in composite engineering

New Composite Engineering Apprenticeship Framework launched today by Semta, the UK's sector skills body for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing skills are walking out the door

UK manufacturing could face a mass exodus of executives as companies aren't doing enough to develop their skills reveals new survey from Harvey Nash

Jaguar Land Rover achieves highest rank on CR Index

Jaguar Land Rover has been recognised with the highest ranking in Business in the Community's annual benchmark of responsible business management, The Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index)

Manufacturers being too complacent over energy use

Far too many organisations are unworried about their spiralling energy use warns independent energy management provider, IMServ Europe

Manufacturing Consortium welcomes new Chairman

The West Midlands Manufacturing Consortium (WMMC) has announced its new Chairman today, leading industrialist John Russell, who previously held senior positions at Manganese Bronze, Harley Davidson, Land Rover and Bombay Dyeing

ABB named as one of the world's most ethical companies

The world renowned power and automation technology group has been named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of its most ethical companies for 2013

More investment needed to achieve manufacturing growth

EEF has released a major report revealing that though many manufacturers have ambitious targets for the future, questions are being raised as to whether suitable investments are being made to achieve them

Siemens help address UK industry's future skills gap

Siemens has launched a pioneering new education and careers programme to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering and manufacturing

GM adds recycling forum to waste management scheme

General Motors has boosted the recycling infrastructure in the United States this week by initiating its Suppliers Partnership for the Environment Southern Network forum

Adding value to manufacturing waste

Re:Sourcing UK has launched a new nationwide service to assist manufacturers with their process waste and by-products

Mec Com proves it's the MAN for the job

Mec Com has become the latest member of the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN) thanks to accelerated growth overseas setting it on a course for its best year to date

Creating a positive future for Kenya through industry

Ahead of the Kenyan presidential candidates debating today on how they plan to take their country forward; the Kenyan Association of Manufacturers has raised 15 key issues it feels should be policy priories for the new government

The architects of a more efficient factory workflow

Leading architect, JDP is quickly gaining a name for itself within industry after helping a number of manufacturers improve productivity and efficiency

Recycled UK invests in new 14,500sqft bonded warehouse

The unveiling of one of the UK's largest secure destruction facilities last week see Recycled UK Ltd announce its ambitious expansion strategy for the year ahead

Apple severs ties with Chinese circuit board maker

Following increased scrutiny over poor factory conditions and underage workers, Apple has stepped up the auditing of its major suppliers and terminated its relationship with Pingzhou Electronics

Expanding M-TEK selects Epicor's next-gen ERP solution

Global electronics manufacturing sub-contractor, M-TEK has selected the Epicor next-generation ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution to support its complex service offering and rapid expansion

Investment pays dividends for UK manufacturer

SMT Developments is set to record its best ever year, with sales already up by 35 percent and five new jobs created during 2012

Sweet sound of manufacturing success

Investing in a state-of-the art Material Resource Planning (MRP) system is helping high-end audio equipment manufacturer, Rega Research to meet the growing consumer demand

An extended AGE of apprenticeships

Small and medium-sized businesses have been given a workforce skills boost with the announcement that the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) has been extended until March 2014

Retaining employee skills to be a priority for 2013

STEM skills expert Semta is urging companies to prepare for new apprentices and graduates in the year ahead and prevent a "lost generation" of talent

Engineering something special in the UK

Developer and manufacturer of water purification systems for use in both the healthcare and research sectors, as well as throughout industry, Purite highlights one of the UK's biggest strengths, its depth of skill in regards to specialised engineering

Re-skilling industry to survive in the 'austere' era

Some suggest organisations no-longer have the required internal capabilities to service customers adequately; Mike Heslop explains why he believes this is having a negative effect on service provision and how this is placing the reputation and long-term future of businesses at risk

IDC's Top Ten manufacturing predictions for 2013

Yesterday saw research and consulting firm IDC Manufacturing Insights host a webinar detailing its Top Ten predictions for the New Year

inspirepac 'lean' on MAS to reach £24m sales target

inspirepac's dedication to the total integration of lean has helped the manufacturer increase efficiency, remove bottlenecks, improve output and nearly double its turnover in less than five years

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