Category Archives: Supply chain

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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Rolls resolves to move production away from high cost countries

Britain’s bluest of blue chip manufacturers warned today that it expected “a pause in our revenue and profit growth” before normal service is resumed in2015. Announcing its annual results for 2013, the aero and marine engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce also said … Continue reading

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Renault and Nissan get closer in bid to save £3.7bn

The giant automotive Renault-Nissan Alliance is to converge further under its joint chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn by undertaking projects to enhance performance and achieve at least €4.3 billion (£3.7bn) in cost savings by 2016. The Alliance has announced that … Continue reading

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Government scheme to encourage manufacturing back to UK

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is to join forces with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) to launch Reshore UK, a new one-stop-shop service to help companies bring production back to the UK. Reshore UK will provide a matching and location … Continue reading

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Access adds planning and scheduling to manufacturing software solutions

The Manchester-based supply chain software specialist Access (pictured) has acquired Production Modelling Ltd, adding the latter’s Orchestrate planning and scheduling functionality to its Access SupplyChain solution. Production Modelling was already a preferred partner of Access. Access CEO Chris Bayne said, … 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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MAS appoints expert to help SMEs share in offshore wind bonanza

The government-funded Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has announced the appointment of Nick Kirsop-Taylor as the Supply Chain Specialist for the recently launched £20m GROW:OffshoreWind service, which has been created to ensure that English manufacturers grasp their fair share of the … Continue reading

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