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Manufacturing Partnership Set To Boost UK Exports

Manufacturing companies are set to benefit from a new partnership designed to boost UK exports. A memorandum between the manufacturer’s association EEF and UK Trade and Investment will help the two organisations to work together in promoting exports to emerging markets such as Brazil, China, Russia and India. The agreement comes after a survey by... - Read more

Posted: July 13th 2011 in Manufacturing

Transport and Manufacturing Jobs Increase, Public Sector Slips Further

Transport and manufacturing jobs are continuing to increase, as private sector jobs growth balances out public sector losses. The Reed Job Index slipped three points in March, indicating that job opportunities have reduced in the past month. The public sector is responsible for the drop, with private sector growth continuing to support the jobs market.... - Read more

Posted: April 4th 2011 in Manufacturing

Operations Management Qualifications

What is Operations Management? Operations management is an area of business based around the production of goods – manufacturing, production planning and inventory are all part of operations management. The role of operations management is to ensure that the overall production process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, managing resources, dealing with suppliers and... - Read more

Posted: March 10th 2011 in Manufacturing

Hitachi Gets Go-Ahead for Newton Aycliffe Manufacturing Base

Hitachi’s plans to build a factory and manufacturing base at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, was given the go-ahead yesterday, The £4.5bn Intercity Express Programme (IEP) deal secures at least 500 high-quality jobs in England’s poorest region, plus many thousands more in manufacturing and service supply chains. The Hitachi-led Agility consortium will deliver at least 530... - Read more

Posted: March 2nd 2011 in Manufacturing

No Sign of Manufacturing Pay Escalation

Pay settlements in manufacturing have remained stable, amid widespread concerns about salary inflation. According to figures from the North East manufacturer’s organisation EEF, pay settlements have remained at an average of 2.2% in January, the same as in December. The number of pay freezes has fallen slightly, but at 1 in 6 settlements pay freezes... - Read more

Posted: February 18th 2011 in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Growth Speeds Up

UK manufacturing is growing at its fastest pace for 16 years, according to a survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. The CIPS activity index rose from 57.5 in November to 58.2 in December, in spite of disruption caused by poor weather conditions. However, manufacturing costs also rose sharply, leading to... - Read more

Posted: January 12th 2011 in Manufacturing

North East Manufacturing is Providing a Ray of Sunshine

Despite the dark cloud that still hangs over the economy, with tomorrow’s Government spending cuts set to hit the North-East hard, manufacturing is providing the region with a welcome ray of sunshine. After a difficult time for the industry during the recession it is now going to drive forward the recovery. This is happening now,... - Read more

Posted: November 1st 2010 in Manufacturing