Prosperity In The Manufacturing Industry: Is There A Labour Ceiling?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 21, 2022 10:37:16 AM

With the country now emerging from the pandemic, manufacturing businesses are anticipating a healthier, more productive future. However, other factors, such as fallout from Brexit – have yet to fully subside, with a shortage in the supply of labour threatening to place a ceiling on recovery and growth.

So, what’s the current picture facing manufacturing SMEs in the UK?

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing, Domestic Manufacturing, manufacturing, UK Manufacturing

Microsoft Cloud For Manufacturing Is Helping With Growing Supply Chain Issues

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Feb 27, 2022 3:34:44 PM

More than any other industrial sector, manufacturing depends on efficient supply chains. Previously, raw materials were transformed into finished products on a single site; however, globalisation has increased the availability of components, helping to suppress costs and increasing the selection of bespoke goods for customers.

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Topics: Domestic Manufacturing, UK Manufacturing, Supply Chain UK, Microsoft

The Industry Skills Shortage Is Critical, But The 96% Rise In Female Engineering Students Could Be Vital

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Feb 10, 2022 11:06:00 AM

Shortly after Christmas 2021, the CBI warned that many UK businesses are facing up to two years of labour shortages, with the manufacturing sector particularly hard hit. It’s a situation that’s not restricted to the UK – similar problems exist in the United States and Germany, for instance – but for a country that is globally recognised as a leader in the field, with strong export sales, a skilled labour shortage in manufacturing has major implications for supply chains and the economy.

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Topics: Tube Manufacturing, CNC Turning, Domestic Manufacturing, UK Manufacturing, Engineering

Reshoring to Improve Supply Chain Management

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Apr 30, 2021 2:45:09 PM

The impact of coronavirus on supply chains in 2020/21 has been immense. What started as a problem for China rapidly evolved into a global catastrophe, with supply chains experiencing considerable disruption due to trade restrictions and material shortages.

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Topics: covid19, Domestic Manufacturing, 2021, manufacturing

Why Has COVID-19 Encouraged The Domestic Production Of Critical Machined Components?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 16, 2020 9:43:55 AM

In the middle of a viral pandemic, you simply can't afford to waste time and energy by waiting too long. You can't run the risk of moving anything that might harbour or transport pathogens across tight borders and lockdown zones. It's also crucial to support your local manufacturers during lockdown - without orders to keep them going, many may have to scale back or shut down, once lockdown has finished for good.

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Topics: Domestic Manufacturing

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