Category Archives: Technology

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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The EAGLE lands for BAE

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has put UK defence contractor BAE Systems at the head of the queue for work under its Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) contract. BAE is one of 15 … Continue reading

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Access Group acquires Factory Master

The business management software specialist Access Group has added to its Supply Chain Solutions division with the acquisition of rival FactoryMaster. Access CEO Chris Bayne said, “We’re already strong in the manufacturing sector with over 800 customers; FactoryMaster adds the … Continue reading

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Acro implements new MRP as sales soar 300%

The specialist aerospace engineering company, Acro Aircraft Seating, has improved its inventory planning by necessity after revenues soared 300% from £5m to £15m in the space of 12 months. Operations director Chris Poland said the business, which designs and assembles … Continue reading

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British manufacturing success is ‘rare’, says BBC

IN OUR OPINION: Sometimes, Britain’s beloved BBC – a supposed bastion of fairness, accuracy and objectivity – makes itself harder to love than should be the case. Take Radio 4’s Today programme this morning for instance. A report by Rory … Continue reading

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Doughty ditches ‘outgrown’ MRP system

The TV and theatre rigging manufacturer Doughty Engineering has ditched its “outgrown” Materials Resources Planning (MRP) system in a bid to improve scheduling and bring increased time and efficiency savings to the business. Doughty director Stephen Wright said, “We’d outgrown … Continue reading

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Access launches supply chain division

Access Group has set up a new Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) division which it says is aimed at winning customers in the manufacturing and warehouse management sectors. Ian Roper, who has been appointed as divisional director for the business software … Continue reading

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