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Manufacturing UK Monthly

If you have a passion for UK Manufacturing and love to hear all the positive news about the sector we work in, then I invite you to become a member of the Manufacturing UK Monthly. Manufacturing contributes £6.7tn to the global economy. Contrary to widespread perceptions, UK…

Funding for Manufacturers

Are you a Manufacturer? Are you looking to make an improvement, solve a problem? Would some funding help ease the costs? The image illustrates all interventions covered by the EDRF Funding up to September 2021. The funding covers areas including West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, parts of…

Automation – Don’t shy away from it.

Automation has been around for years in many different forms within manufacturing, it’s not new. In my early days as a Kaizen Engineer with McKechnie Plc (mid 90’s) I remember purchasing machines with the ability to auto eject or unload parts when the cycle had finished (…

Improve Productivity

Copy and Deploy the ultimate productivity swipe file to reduce costs and increase efficiency of your processes. OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is a “best practices” metric for monitoring and improving your manufacturing processes (i.e. machines, cells, production lines…). OEE is simple, practical and powerful. It takes the…

Operationalise your Strategy – FREE Download

Organisations with the capability to consistently execute their plans through the adoption of Strategy Execution outperform the market. Forget all the meaningless buzzwords and fancy dashboards, you need context and a trackable action plan to drive real performance improvements. * indicates required Email Address * First Name…

Sales and Operations Planning – is it a missing link in…

Benefits of Sales and Operations Planning Increased customer service levels Improved profitability Reduced time to market with new products More products to increase revenue Lower inventories and obsolescence Reduced lead times Quicker responsiveness Top-down management control Predictable operating performance for shareholders The Sales and Operations Planning process…

The saying goes “Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast” Drucker

The weekend of October 22nd I was watching the Austin Texas F1 Grand Prix, this is one programme that everyone knows in my house not to disturb me watching. This weekend Mercedes were all but clear of winning the constructors championship as long as Ferrari didn’t outscore…

Operationalise Your Strategy

Benefits of Policy Deployment Organisations with the capability to consistently execute their plans through the adoption of Strategy Execution outperform the market. Organisational capabilities will be aligned to support the achievement of your company objectives. Resources will be allocated to business processes in priority order (according to…

Key Performance Indicators – Always an Emotive Subject

You may have seen my recent post if you follow me on linkedin regarding measuring Production Output with Value (£). With over 11000 views and numerous comments, this got me thinking about KPIs and business. KPIs drive behaviour (no doubt in that) getting the wrong KPI can…