Tag Archives: manufacturing

Sustaining the new normal

Post COVID-19 predictions can paint a bleak picture for the future of manufacturing. There is no denying that this pandemic has changed the state of industry, but the impact of the crisis has not been all negative. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director at COPA-DATA UK examines how manufacturers can positively …

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Renishaw announces new digital initiatives to support its global manufacturing customers

Renishaw is committed to maintaining global supply chains and supporting its customers worldwide. During these uncertain times that means adapting, and helping industry to adapt, to new priorities and requirements. As Tarquin Adams, Renishaw’s Group Marketing Manager, explains, “In these unprecedented times for industry, smart manufacturing and automation are now …

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Manufacturing post-Covid 19: A window of opportunity

In this article, Dr Clive Hickman, CEO of the Manufacturing Technology Centre and head of the Midlands Manufacturing Resilience Commission, discusses resilience in the face of COVID-19 and calls on the manufacturing sector to build on its strengths, its skills, and its heritage… “For centuries the Midlands has been at …

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Disruption in manufacturing sector due to Brexit will have sizable negative impact on UK economy, new academic report finds

Brexit will have significant adverse effects on a UK manufacturing sector highly integrated with the EU single market, and that disruption will have a sizeable negative impact on the wider UK economy, a new report by UK in a Changing Europe finds. The report Manufacturing and Brexit, which reviews evidence on …

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Manufacturers must rethink global operations in face of COVID-19, study finds

Manufacturers must redesign and reform their Global Supply Chains or Global Production Networks (GPN) if they want to survive and prosper in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study reveals. The virus’ impact demonstrates that global manufacturing concerns must switch from large production sites in a single location, …

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MTC offers MBA for manufacturing industry leaders

Manufacturing Technology Centre Training has collaborated with Aston Business School to provide an MBA degree tailored for the development of leaders in manufacturing organisations of all sizes and sectors. The Management of Manufacturing MBA degree apprenticeship is delivered over two years, helping learners accommodate full-time work and personal responsibilities while …

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MTC launches graduate development programme

The award-winning Manufacturing Training Centre Training is launching a range of development programmes designed to accelerate practical experience in a commercial manufacturing environment. The new Graduate Boot Camps rapidly equip manufacturing graduates, technicians, engineers and managers with the practical tools, skills and understanding to empower them to make a positive …

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MTC and LCRCA launch Digital Manufacturing Accelerator

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is launching a new initiative in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority aimed at encouraging advanced manufacturing in the region and providing high value jobs. Based at the MTC in the heart of Liverpool, the Digital Manufacturing Accelerator project brings together world-leading manufacturing research …

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Manufacturing resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

How do you keep a factory running during the COVID-19 crisis? The main problem isn’t social distancing necessarily, but keeping workers motivated during the slowdown. That’s according to new research by money.co.uk, which spoke to 25 business leaders from the manufacturing industry to gain insights into how coronavirus has affected them. …

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Public vote of confidence for UK manufacturing

The UK public stands firmly behind the manufacturing sector to support the UK and protect the NHS through coronavirus and into the future. Almost three in four (74%) of the UK public believe that the manufacturing sector stepped up to meet the challenge of supporting the UK as coronavirus took …

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