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  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: Global, United Kingdom
  • SayOne Media Ltd

The Manufacturer is a magazine for manufacturers, about manufacturers. Its role is to stimulate and inform, and it provides readers with the knowledge and practical help they need to succeed.

Month by month our portfolio of award-winning journalists provide in-depth coverage of all the key issues that face the manufacturing sector. By interviewing some of the country’s top manufacturers and industrialists we aim to showcase and spread best practice. We invite comment from recognised industry experts, quiz politicians on their performance and respond quickly to national and international events as they happen.

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- Access to over 12,000 online articles and case studies
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Sample casestudies covered in the magazine:

innocent smoothies
An innocent EDI journey

Embracing expansion into new countries represents a serious business challenge for any organisation, and turning to managed services where organisations outsource critical business processes to external experts is becoming increasingly popular. TM explores the innocent way...

Atlantic Inertial Systems
Moving uniformly forward

Developing and growing business in niche markets in some of the world’s most exciting engineering industries is the focus for Atlantic Inertial Systems. Business Improvement Director, David Somerville, and Production Director, Kevin Pindard, talk to Tim Brown about their highly specialised company and its market leading technologies.

Pirelli Tyres
Cutting edge tyre technology

Proving their worth on the racetrack, Pirelli has secured its position as the producer of a world-leading range of performance tyres. In the general automotive market, the same resolve and pursuit of quality has ensured Pirelli’s representing the tyre of choice for discerning car enthusiasts.

Constellation Europe
Future proofing

Despite already being one of Europe’s leading alcoholic beverage producers, Tim Brown finds out from Constellation Europe manufacturing manager, Richard Lloyd, how a recent capital investment has facilitated an evolution of their manufacturing and supply chain processes.

Aeroflex
Testing 1,2,3

The Aeroflex Group, established in 1937, is a global provider of microelectronic test and measurement solutions for the aerospace, defence, wireless mobile, broadband communications, and advanced manufacturing markets.

GSM Graphic Arts
Equipped to print

Graphics and printing is a notoriously fluid business requiring constant innovation. GSM Graphic Arts general manager Rudy Pearce explains to Tim Brown how the company’s continued development and careful understanding of the market has allowed it to develop its reputation as an industry problem solver.

Morgan Motor Company
100 not out

Morgan – makers of elegant, timeless motor cars, as English as strawberries and cream – has just celebrated its 100th birthday. Will Stirling talks to operations director Steve Morris about a famous brand, its process of business transformation and taking the next bold step towards supercars and hydrogen fuel cells.

Converteam
Team power

For power conversion specialist Converteam, the last few years have been characterised by rapid growth into new markets and continuous improvement. TM talks to Duncan Johns, vice president of Converteam’s Systems Engineering and Drives division, to uncover the secrets of the company’s success.

Oxford Instruments
Clear vision

This year Oxford Instruments celebrates 50 years of scientific innovation and excellence. Ruari McCallion talked to Nigel Salter about the latest developments.

JohnsonDiversey
Cleaning up in more ways than one

JohnsonDiversey, global manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene products, says its corporate ambition is to “protect lives, preserve the earth and transform our industry” – three very commendable yet very challenging objectives. TM looks into whether the company walks the way it talks.

Sample articles

No manual provides this recipe for success

For a company with an annual turnover of £650m, Samworth Brothers is relatively invisible. While it has few brands, the food industry knows it very well as the biggest British-owned chilled food manufacturer in the UK and owner of the Ginsters pasty brand. Will Stirling talks to Samworth’s CEO Brian Stein about an atypical business model and the effects of the modern retailing environment on food manufacturing.

Flexible working is working

Flexible working, and its recession-enforced sibling short-time working, has become firmly embedded in the national consciousness. Companies in every sector of industry are rushing to introduce schemes that allow their employees to opt out of the traditional five day, 40-hour week. Edward Machin explores this modern phenomenon.

No manual provides this recipe for success

For a company with an annual turnover of £650m, Samworth Brothers is relatively invisible. While it has few brands, the food industry knows it very well as the biggest British-owned chilled food manufacturer in the UK and owner of the Ginsters pasty brand. Will Stirling talks to Samworth’s CEO Brian Stein about an atypical business model and the effects of the modern retailing environment on food manufacturing.

Finding finance in a flattened economy

Banks have always been the bad boys of the credit crunch. But is this reputation deserved? And what are they doing to help their customers? Michael Halls reports.

Prototyping - the means to an end

The process of prototype development has changed dramatically from the days requiring cumbersome scale wooden or clay models. But with a variety of different technologies now available, including full digital as well as rapid 3D prototyping, which one is best and is the physical prototype a thing of the past? Malcolm Wheatley investigates.

Continuous improvement hangs on total staff engagement

Continuous Improvement process (CIP, or CI) is a management process where delivery (customer valued) processes are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility. The absolute key factor to achieving continuous improvement is thorough engagement between management and shopfloor staff, say consultants at Suiko.

Flexible working is working

Flexible working, and its recession-enforced sibling short-time working, has become firmly embedded in the national consciousness. Companies in every sector of industry are rushing to introduce schemes that allow their employees to opt out of the traditional five day, 40-hour week. Edward Machin explores this modern phenomenon.

Putting a value on supply chain risk

Supply chain risk is rising but senior executives don’t know how to manage it, despite being well aware of it. Recent research by Möbius Consulting has produced a robust method to assess supply chain risk and demonstrate the effect of different risk scenarios on company earnings. Will Stirling reports.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing - working towards a cure for automation headaches

Introducing bespoke automation means a commitment to a high capital value investment and facing up to some degree of technical risk. Fortunately, techniques borrowed from medical device and pharmaceutical product validation can help ensure the outcome is positive for all concerned.

Talent management could turn new page for paper manufacturers

Paper and pulp manufacturing has suffered heavily from the downturn, but it was already facing challenges, perhaps the greatest of which is a shortage of talent. The industry faces an ageing workforce, the decline of printing in certain markets and a perception of being unglamorous. But it could capitalise heavily on the dour economy by investing in talent management, say Peter A. Frandina, J.F Fernandez Perdiz and David A. Rossi at Accenture.

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