Economic constraints and the need for constant reliability have created a new industry within manufacturing – servitisation. Professor Tim Baines of Aston Business School explains
UK Manufacturing 2014
Despite its vast economic contribution across many key industries, there remains to be a general misconception around the importance of the UK manufacturing sector. With policy makers and economists alike noting the importance of having a diversified economy, the sector is coming under increasing pressure to perform. This report answers significant questions around technology, funding, innovation and competition in manufacturing.
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As Britain considers mobilising her own “mittelstand” of growing mid-sized companies into a collective force, Germany’s original model remains the gold standard for success. But it could be folly to try to copy Germany, writes Will Stirling.
The UK is playing catch-up in the global race to modernise manufacturing technology, but there are some British front-runners, writes Peter Marsh
Advanced manufacturing techniques are enabling greater personalisation of products on a mass scale, as Peter Marsh reports