Category Archives: Continuous improvement

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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UK manufacturers look to renewables in the face of spiralling energy costs

UK manufacturers are being forced to consider changing their energy source to a renewable supply for fear of succumbing to soaring electricity prices, says a newly published study. The latest Close Brothers Business Barometer suggests that, with government policies on … Continue reading

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Unipart opens new manufacturing site

Unipart – a company that boasts it  adapted the techniques of operational excellence and continuous improvement from its manufacturing sites into its distribution centres, offices and even its restaurant – has opened a new manufacturing facility in Coventry. It says … Continue reading

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Lean manufacturing puts Cressall in control

A guest blog from Cy Wilkinson (left), managing director of Cressall Resistors According to the lean philosophy, a company must strive to use all of its assets as efficiently as possible – and the most important resource and asset is … Continue reading

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British manufacturers to lead Europe’s growth league

If Britain’s manufacturing industry meets its projected expansion rate of 2.7% during 2014, it will propel the UK to the top of the EU growth league. So says a survey published this morning by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and the … Continue reading

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US deal provides Linwave with $400,000 birthday present

Lincolnshire manufacturer Linwave Technology is celebrating its 10th birthday in style with a $400,000 (£245,000) contract win. Linwave – which supplies up-converters, amplifiers, radar sensors and detectors for microwave and RF applications – sealed the deal that will help satisfy … Continue reading

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Ex rail industry MD sets up manufacturing consultancy

A new manufacturing consultancy that promises to be a “hassle free zone” has been set up byAmanda Jones (pictured), the former managing director of rail systems engineers, Rowe Hankins. During her time as MD of the rail firm, Jones grew … Continue reading

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