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Crispin Kenyon and Zoe Harris discuss the new health and safety sentencing guidelines and their implications for the manufacturing sector The Sentencing Council is due to publish new guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety cases by the end of this year. The guidelines are likely to

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Why manufacturers need to change how they manage product profitability. By Tobias Tauber Manufacturers must address several conflicting requirements to succeed in today’s marketplace: increasing customer demand for new features and functions; tighter time windows for new products; volatility in materials and labour markets; and the availability of trusted suppliers

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A vision for the sector by 2030. By Cerys Wyn Davies A new industrial revolution is underway; one that is blurring the boundaries between physical and virtual. By 2020, Cisco Systems estimates that 50 billion devices will be networked together over the internet of things, while SMMT research suggests that

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A new project at a landing and braking systems manufacturer required a sophisticated IT solution to streamline processes and increase efficiency About 25,000 Messier-Bugatti-Dowty equipped aircraft make over 40,000 landings every day, all over the world. Its dedication, global expertise and technological breakthroughs in aircraft braking have made Messier-Bugatti-Dowty the

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Gregg Gordon, Kronos Inc.’s Senior Director of Big Data Practice, talks to Jo Cooper about the benefits of using workforce management software in the manufacturing industry and the integral role big data can play in business optimisation With demand for exceptional efficiency throughout production processes continuing to increase, those in

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Productivity and morale in the warehouse. By Darrel Williams It’s a well-known fact that happy and motivated workers produce better results, as illustrated in findings from a study by Warwick University. The study, carried out in laboratory conditions, found that happier workers were 12 per cent more productive than their

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