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Annual Manufacturing Report 2017

The Manufacturing

  • 7 February 2017
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The Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 (AMR), published by Hennik Research, reflects a surprisingly resilient mood among UK manufacturers; surprising that is to those who haven’t been paying attention. While many observers have predicted post-referendum disaster, manufacturers have been quick to capitalise on the benefits accruing from a pound that was revalued downwards sharply after the vote. Exports are up, order books are booming and jobs are plentiful.

Industrial strategy has landed

EEF

  • 1 February 2017
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The Prime Minister has formally launched the government’s latest x-point plan for the UK economy. This announcement sets out where thinking has got to on a new industrial strategy in a new green paper and will essentially fire the starting gun on a period of consultation with businesses.

Cut the Crap and just do it

A Message from our Chairman

  • 17 January 2017
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Cut the Crap and just do it
After working with industrial and supply chain change projects for over 22 years, there is one constant that still irritates the life out of me. This is the acronym typical consultant methodology solution to how you should change people. The glamour methods that don't actually hit the spot, the costly programmes that leave people totally disillusioned and sceptical of why they are changing in the first place.

WBS Group Training Programme Gets CPD Accreditation

Problem Solving

  • 11 January 2017
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WBS Group Training Programme Gets CPD Accreditation
Following the announcement of the WBS set of Process Minimilism training courses being accepted for CPD accreditation, we can now add our revised Problem Solving course which has also gained accreditation for CPD.

Line Balancing – The Road to Optimal Productivity

  • 10 January 2017
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Line Balancing – The Road to Optimal Productivity

Think of the road network as a production line. Before you get into your car to go to work you are the equivalent of raw material. Once in your car and out on the road you have become WIP (work in progress). When you arrive at your place of work your status has changed to FG (finished goods). Once inside, depending on your job, status, mood, etc. you go to the customer adding value or you go to the FG warehouse collecting dust hoping for someone to buy you.

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