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Richard Welford takes a look at the evolution of Engineering Service Outsourcing Every year over $300 billion is spent on outsourced engineering services and that figure is estimated to be growing three to four times faster than the rate of total spend on engineering. Engineering Service Providers (ESPs) are becoming

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Rachael Fidler discusses the advantages Apprenticeships offer businesses and explains the framework they provide for the development of staff at all levels of an organisation Regardless of the size or your organisation, or the sector you operate in, continuous improvement in efficiency, productivity and employee engagement is critical to success.

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Tony Mannion looks at the pressures faced by manufacturing businesses and the tell tale signs that they’ve outgrown their infrastructures Making the jump from SME to a larger enterprise is exciting, but not without its challenges. Having the right software and technology in place is essential to growing a business,

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Mark Edge takes a look at effective IP protection in an increasingly collaborative world Intellectual property is one of the most valuable commodities any company can own. In a sign of just how significant IP is to the European economy as a whole, a recent report estimated 39 per cent

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Partho Bhattacharya discusses what manufacturing organisations can do to become more customer-centric Across all areas of business and industry sectors, consumers are becoming more demanding and expecting of more personalised products and services to meet their specific needs. Some manufacturing organisations have made significant strides towards transforming their business to

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Demand for same day and even one-hour delivery is rising. Tim Fawkes explains how manufacturers could make it happen Online retailer Amazon has thrown down the logistics gauntlet to a whole range of industries with its new one hour delivery service for Prime customers. Announced earlier this year, the service

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Paul Smith examines the era of the ‘Lone Danger’ and uncovers the silver bullet: a smart telecommunications partner Whilst manufacturing and production environments present the most obvious risks to workers that operate alone in remote locations, the welfare of the ‘accidental’ lone worker remains a common corporate oversight. With new

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What’s driving the future of the automotive industry? Andrew Anagost explains why Model Ts and 3D-printed cars hold the keys Little-known fact: Ransom Olds (as in Oldsmobile) actually patented the assembly-line concept and delivered the first mass-manufactured automobile. But when Henry Ford and his team revolutionised the assembly line with

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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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