Tag Archives: manufacturing

Sage research reveals 99 per cent of process manufacturers preparing for growth despite challenging market conditions

Sage has released its global state of the nation report on process manufacturing, revealing a sector that’s taking charge of its own destiny despite growing change and uncertainty. As political uncertainty bites, almost two thirds of UK manufacturers say regulatory changes are affecting their business, with 82 per cent revealing …

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The Manufacturers Alliance conference inspires the cogs of industry to keep on turning

The Manufacturers Alliance celebrated its annual conference at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday 9th May. This conference has been the biggest to date with over 100 attendees, including a diverse range of speakers sharing best practice. Created specifically for the manufacturing industry, the Alliance is a peer group of …

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Retention, not just recruitment – six ways to protect your company from the skills crisis

The manufacturing industry is in the grip of a well-documented skills crisis, with the government estimating that 186,000 new engineers will be needed each year until 2024. In a recent survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, three-quarters of manufacturers say they are concerned about accessing the skills their businesses need. This challenge …

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The year ahead – five tech trends that will define manufacturing in 2019

It is perhaps an understatement to suggest that 2018 has been marred by uncertainty – from the lingering unpredictability of Brexit to wider global geopolitical incidents – and 2019 looks to offer much of the same. Despite this, the pace of technological change in the UK has continued mostly unabated …

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Only six per cent of Gen Z are considering a career in manufacturing

New research from Barclays Corporate Banking shows that only six per cent of Generation Z (16-23 year- olds) are considering a career in manufacturing. Almost half (47 per cent) state this is because the career path does not appeal to them, or they do not believe they have the skills required …

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How big data helps manufacturers achieve more

Manufacturing is one industry that has always been ahead of other industries when it comes to technology. Space is competitive when it comes to innovations. Hence, as soon as the concept of Big Data was introduced, manufacturing was one of the industries that started using it to boost profitability and …

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Manufacturing outlook deteriorates as uncertainty continues to bite

The outlook for Britain’s manufacturers is deteriorating on the back of a cocktail of factors related to Brexit uncertainty, weaker global growth and the impact of protectionist policies according to a major survey published today by EEF and business advisory firm BDO LLP. According to the Q4 EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook survey, …

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The labour shortage in the manufacturing industry

In this article, Joseph Zulick, a writer and manager at MRO Electric, addresses the labour shortage in manufacturing in the US and beyond… A ‘legacy industry’, manufacturing, has become one of the least sought after career choices by the newer generations. With the US, economy strengthening and markets shifting back …

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Manufacturers make school engagement top priority

In partnership with the Careers Enterprise Company, EEF has launched a new guide showing Britain’s manufacturers how to engage with schools effectively to boost the number of talented young people entering the sector as a career. Some of the UK’s largest companies are also helping schools improve their careers advice …

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Industrial information technologies needed to boost UK’s fluctuating manufacturing sector

A new report from the IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) revealed the biggest decline in the manufacturing sector in two years. The index showed that the manufacturing sector fell to 51.1 this October, down from 53.6 in September. According to Jason Chester, director of Channel Programs for InfinityQS: “The report is indicative …

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