Archive for July 2023

Global Supply Chains & the Race to Reshore It sounds great but where to start …

The combined challenges of COVID and BREXIT have shown just how complex supply chains have become.  Low labour cost countries are becoming increasingly expensive when the cost of logistics and stock are considered so how should companies shape their manufacturing strategy?  Resource in the UK is finite so how do UK Manufacturers make the right […]

Strategies for an aging workforce   

What are the driving factors?  Recently published 2022 statistics show that the average age of workers in manufacturing, supply chain and warehousing in the UK is 42.6, and the proportion of workers that are aged 50 and over has increased and is running at 37% with workers over 65 having increased by 60% since 2000.  […]

Systems & Controls in Owner Managed Business & Small Medium Enterprises – Maturing models

The UK has many many fantastically successful Small & Medium Enterprises (‘SME’s) and Owner Managed Businesses. Despite this however, there does come a time where external support is often needed, for example, to: Mitigate risk; Improve Performance; and Obtain additional funding. The advantages of such Businesses tend to focus around: Control & Speed of decision […]

Technology Build for Smart Factories

In an era where technology is reshaping industries at an unprecedented pace, manufacturing plants stand at the forefront of innovation. The integration of advanced IT infrastructure and systems has become the driving force behind optimising Operations, enhancing productivity, and propelling businesses towards a new era of efficiency. However, embarking on such a transformative journey requires […]