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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

The image illustrates all interventions covered by the EDRF Funding up to March 2019. The funding covers areas including West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, parts of the East Midlands, South East and East of England. (SME Manufacturer Leverages Funding & Increases Output – click here) With up…

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 Manufacturing Productivity

Copy and Deploy the ultimate productivity swipe file to reduce costs and increase efficiency of your manufacturing 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…

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 Optimisation – Case Study

Business Objective Analyse sales and operations processes, including back office, with a view to seeking standardisation, automation and improve efficiency where appropriate. This analysis must be connected to optimise internal use of business systems. Current Situation and Background Sales, Operational & Quality Processes Sales – 17% of…

Customer Documentation and Traceability – Case Study

Business Objective To introduce a robust a process that enables the supplier (TCMUK Client) to move to a certified Internal Customer Inspection Process and gives evidence to the clients Customer of its capability and traceability. Current Situation and Background The Customer is concerned that, incomplete, incorrect paperwork…

Reducing Leadtime VSM – Case Study

Business Objective Reduce Leadtime, Lower Work-in-Progress to Improve Competitive Performance and align with Customer requirements/needs for the Market Place. Current Situation and Background The growth of the foundry as hit new heights with one customer becoming a key account at over 80% of the volume, with 4…

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…