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Bring Your Own Device: Security vs Productivity

Posted by Andy Gough

Bring Your Own Device: Security vs Productivity

In a world where we are surrounded by modern technology and advanced devices, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is not a new phenomenon. Employees have adopted a more relaxed attitude to IT for years now, using their own personal laptops and mobile devices to carry out a range of workplace tasks.

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Catagories: Industry trends, Field Service business


UK Manufacturing: The Statistics

Posted by Ian Jack

UK Manufacturing - the statistics

 Manufacturing is big business, contributing £6.7 trillion to the global economy. While misleading figures place the UK way down the list of manufacturing powerhouses, UK manufacturing is the 11th largest manufacturing nation, directly employing 2.6 million people.

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Catagories: Industry trends, Manufacturing business


Stock Control: An Overview

Posted by Lydia Duckitt

Stock control: an overview

When it comes to stock levels, manufacturing businesses face a double-edged sword. Keeping a high volume of parts and products in stock means there’s little chance of running-out of an item that could severely delay or halt the production process. This helps to keep costs down, as expensive emergency supplies are not required. While it may seem like the most logical option, it isn’t as simple as it sounds.

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Catagories: Manufacturing business


The future supply chain: what it means for your workers

Posted by Andy Gough

The future supply chain: what it means for your workers

Supply chains have always been present. As far back as we can remember there has always been supply and demand — from the farmers growing crops to the marketplace sellers and eventual end consumers.

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Catagories: Industry trends, Manufacturing business


Field service management: what to look for in your software

Posted by Dave Cann

Field service management software - what to look for

As our digital dependence grows stronger, businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on technology. However, from time to time, this technology can fail us — that’s where field service management comes into play.

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Catagories: Field Service Software, Field Service business


What exactly is ERP software?

Posted by Ian Jack

What is ERP software?

In any business, efficiency is key. As the saying goes, time is money, so the more time your business loses through time-consuming processes, the less time you’ll be able to spend on the things that matter — driving sales, maximising profits and ultimately strengthening your business.

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Catagories: Manufacturing business, ERP


7 ways that manufacturers can improve their inventory management

Posted by Barry Thompson

Improve your inventory management

Most manufacturing businesses have too much cash tied up in excess inventory—finished goods, raw materials, and work-in-progress. What’s more, most manufacturing businesses know that they have too much cash tied up in inventory.

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Catagories: Manufacturing business, ROI


Spreadsheets for field service management: wrong tool, wrong problem

Posted by Nicola Mullen

Spreadsheets for field service management: wrong tool, wrong problem

When the only tool that you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. While there’s a lot of truth in this observation, it’s one that many of us may inwardly laugh at. We couldn’t be so stupid as to make that mistake ourselves... could we? But when it comes to spreadsheets, think again.

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Is this the future of the manufacturing industry?

Posted by Ian Jack

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A recent Oxford study estimates that by 2034, 47% of all jobs will have been taken over by a robot—either in the form of a physical robot on the factory floor, or a robot in the form of a computer program, or a combination of the two. Far-fetched? Far from it: this, say experts, is likely to be the future of manufacturing.

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Catagories: Industry trends, Manufacturing business


Cheers! Here’s to Britain’s Brexit bounce back!

Posted by Andy Gough

Cheers! Here’s to Britain’s Brexit bounce back!

Few commentators were prepared for the scale of the “Leave” vote in June’s Brexit referendum. Both politicians and the manufacturing industry were undeniably shocked at the outcome, and the Bank of England lost little time in slashing interest rates to a historic low of 0.25%, and taking steps to bolster domestic demand.

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Catagories: Manufacturing business