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What the 2040 petrol and diesel car ban means for manufacturers

Posted by Ian Jack

Manufacturers - what does the 2040 petrol and diesel car ban mean?

On 26th July 2017, the UK was taken aback by the government’s announcement to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 onwards in an attempt to tackle Britain’s problem with pollution.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Supply Chain


Servitization In Manufacturing: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Andy Gough

Servitization in manufacturing: What is it and why does it matter?

With markets becoming even more competitive and boundaries blurring further, being a manufacturer is no longer as simple as making things. The industry as a whole is in the midst of a servitization transformation, as manufacturers venture into the services field — a space that was traditionally reserved for specialist service providers.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Top 20 Must-Read Manufacturing Blogs, Sites & Resources

Posted by Nicola Mullen

Manufacturing - Must-read content

As a busy manufacturer, you might wonder how much time you can realistically spare to keep up to date with industry resources and blogs. After all, it’s time that could be spent elsewhere, managing the factory floor or handling other business-critical activities. However, the real question is: can you afford not to keep up to date?

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Industry 4.0 / IoT


First-Time Fix Rates: How Do You Compare To The Industry Standard?

Posted by Ian Jack

First-Time Fix Rate Industry Standards

In field service, an industry that is heavily focused on customer satisfaction, your first time fix rate is crucial. Put yourself in the customer’s position: when something goes wrong, they want it fixed straight away. They don’t want to put processes on hold, losing both time and money in the process, while an engineer attempts on multiple occasions to rectify the issue.

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Catagories: First-time Fix Rates, Field Service Business, Field Service Trends


Key Considerations for Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturers

Posted by Nicola Mullen

Key Considerations for Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturers

The aviation market in the UK is strong. According to a report from January 2016, our aviation industry achieves an annual turnover of over £60 billion, with exports alone worth £26 billion. Of this sum, £52 billion is contributed to the UK economy.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business


Effective Manufacturing Warehouse Management: Improving Efficiencies

Posted by Andy Gough

Effective Manufacturing Warehouse Management

As a manufacturer, you’ll already understand the importance of your warehouse within your business. As the place where raw materials arrive and are stored, as well as where finished products are kept before shipment, your warehouse is a hub of activity. Without effective warehouse management, your entire set-up could descend into chaos — with disastrous consequences for your supply chain.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, Supply Chain, Industry 4.0 / IoT


The Future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Manufacturing

Posted by Lydia Duckitt

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Manufacturing

You’ll likely have already heard the terms Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) bandied around. However, if you’ve put them down as simply being the latest in a long line of manufacturing buzzwords, you’re very much mistaken.

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Catagories: Shop Floor Data Capture, Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Field Service KPIs: What’s Missing From Yours?

Posted by Barry Thompson

Field Service KPIs: What’s Missing From Yours?

The success of any business — be it in field service or not — rests upon staff performance. You can have the finest vehicles, machinery and equipment, but if staff performance is low, business growth and performance will naturally be stunted.

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Catagories: First-time Fix Rates, Field Service Business, Field Service Trends


Manufacturing considerations for car parts manufacturers

Posted by Andy Gough

Manufacturing considerations for car parts manufacturers

The UK’s automotive manufacturing industry has an annual turnover of £69.5 billion, contributing £15.5 billion to the economy. Over 30 vehicle manufacturers produce more than 70 car models in the UK alone — a process that wouldn’t be possible without the support of the automotive aftermarket including over 2,000 car parts manufacturers.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business


Challenges for chemical manufacturers

Posted by Ian Jack

Challenges for Chemical Manufacturers

Challenged with meeting difficult regulations and a saturated, cut-throat market, chemical manufacturers operate in a notoriously difficult sphere. Manufacturers operate to tight deadlines with tight costs and even tighter regulations. As such, it’s very easy for chemical manufacturers to become creatures of habit and confine themselves to manufacturing processes that get the job done but at a cost to overall productivity.

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Catagories: Business Intelligence, Manufacturing Business