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Skills and success go hand-in-hand

by Mark Carpenter

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to evolve and progress, developing and introducing new technologies to enhance the way we operate, we must ensure that we also remain focused on upskilling our current knowledge base if we are to truly understand the opportunities that we are presented with.

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There’s no ‘Goodall’ to come from lost steam

by Mark Carpenter

The winter, where do we start. It’s the one time of year that most of us would prefer to skip, mainly because it gives us the shivers. But unfortunately, we all must grin and bear it, and do our best to overcome the obstacles that it presents.

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Support is key to achieving your goals

by Jon Whitehouse

Challenges. We all face them, irrespective of industry. Could it be classed as a typical day in industry if we didn’t. But it’s how we analyse and overcome these obstacles that has a true bearing on our performance, productivity and, ultimately, expenditure.

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Supply chain disruption is driving reshoring. But are we ready?

by Richard Ludlam

The trend towards reshoring has been growing for some time.  It was initially prompted by Brexit, combined with a decline in the value of the pound, tariff disputes, geopolitical uncertainty and climate change. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, which has caused major disruption to global supply chains, has forced many manufacturing companies to take a long hard look at how and where they produce products and systems.

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How a customer saved over £100,000p.a. by ringing the changes (and changing the ring)

by Mick Holland

Some customer issues demand in-depth investigation and complex solutions, but deliver relatively insignificant cost savings. Then there was this one...

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Decision making based on numbers

by Alex Mills

One of your critical electric motors has failed. Production’s ground to a halt. The pressure is on you to get operations back up-and-running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. A quick price comparison of various new motors, a quote for a repair, and the numbers seem to make it clear which is the cheapest way to go. But is it the right way in the long-run?   

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Don't choose a seal that's not the real deal

by Mick Holland

Wouldn’t you like to know about a component which could help improve health and safety, and reduce the risk of environmental and product contamination? Wouldn’t you want to find out more about this component, which can also help increase yield, and ensure successful implementation of product innovations? You would? Then it’s a deal – let’s get it sealed!

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Reliability starts at the very beginning, with your bearings

by Gareth Pollard

Reliability is a popular buzzword in industry but can have different meanings for different businesses and engineers. But when it comes to your bearings, reliability is summed up in two main areas – quality and operating environment.

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Removing risk by forecasting it through predictive maintenance

by Mark Carpenter

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as its commonly known, has been in development for several years, with the aim of assisting businesses in making their production lines smarter. But this is far from a short-sighted journey. Companies far and wide are continuing to develop new and existing technologies to aid in smarter production and proactive maintenance.

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Supply Chain Globalisation v Regionalisation

by Richard Ludlam

As early as February this year, Fortune reported that the coronavirus has caused disruption to the supply chains of 94% of Fortune 1000 companies.  Since then, as the pandemic accelerated through the Spring months and then ebbed and surged around the world, we’ve seen ever greater disruption to companies large and small.

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