Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hampson puts ‘heavy emphasis’ on lean manufacturing

The UK-based international aerospace group Hampson Industries said today (30 June) that it was implementing operational improvement strategies, including strengthening its management team, and further deploying its SAP software system. Norman Jordan, the American who was appointed chief executive last … Continue reading

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Rolls wins $1bn order from Singapore Airlines

Adding to a slew of recent orders emanating from the Paris Air Show, Rolls-Royce today (30 June) announced that it had won a $1bn (£626m) order from Singapore Airlines to supply Trent 700 engines to power 15 Airbus A330 aircraft,  … Continue reading

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Senior focuses on operational excellence and raises expectations

What it described as an “ongoing focus on operational excellence” and increases in the build rate of the giant Boeing and Airbus airliners for which it manufactures high tech components is helping Senior plc to higher profits than expected. The … Continue reading

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Government launches ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ campaign

The government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has today (29 June) launched a ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ campaign to counter what it sees as the manufacturing sector’s old-fashioned image. The campaign is part of the government’s efforts to promote a … Continue reading

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Cranfield University to launch new manufacturing MSc

The engineering-centric Cranfield University claims to have cemented reputation as a leader in postgraduate manufacturing education and is bidding to further reinforce its already formidable reputation in the sector. Cranfield, whose School of Management has for more than 20 years … Continue reading

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Nissan heads back towards full production

The global car maker Nissan announced today (23 June) that it anticipates a return to full unrestricted production in October, as parts suppliers fully recover from the Japanese earthquake in March. The company – which operates Europe’s most efficient automotive … Continue reading

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Manufacturing failures fall

The manufacturing sector has emerged as the best performer according to the latest UK business failures figures. Looking at performance across different sectors, the data compiled by business information provider Equifax shows that manufacturing performed best in the first quarter … Continue reading

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