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Let us know your thoughts on future Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategies in light of learning and experience gained through the current global pandemic. read more...
Posted by Christopher Proudfoot on IET Manufacturing Network Jul 8, 2020 1:58 pm BST
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
The IET Manufacturing Technical Network is planning an event early in 2021 to discuss future strategies for Manufacturing and Supply Chains arising from the current Covid-19 crisis. To assist in the planning of this event we would like your input on several questions as detailed in this blog.    read more...
Posted by Christopher Proudfoot on IET Manufacturing Network May 13, 2020 1:36 pm BST
Manuf TN
Which way next?   This is a common question in this topsy - turvy world in which we currently find ourselves. Fortunately, some of the Manufacturing Technical Network (TN) Committee managed to meet at Savoy P lace before lockdown – where we agreed that we needed to take a step back and answer this question for our TN .   We are pleased to share with you that we have now published our aims and objectives as part of looking at how we can better engage, share, and work with you as our peers and colleagues.    read more...
Posted by Susan Jones on IET Manufacturing Network May 5, 2020 10:13 am BST
Manufacturing TN Chair Ian Williamson contributes to this IET TV piece about the challenges for UK manufacturers to start making ventilators.   read more...
Posted by Susan Jones on IET Manufacturing Network Apr 13, 2020 3:08 pm BST
Taken from E&T magazine online Siemens is seeking approval for a £200m “state-of-the-art” train manufacturing facility which could be constructed on a site in Goole, East Yorkshire. The German engineering firm said it will create up to 700 jobs and a further 250 during the construction period. The announcement comes as the UK manufacturing sector struggles under the weight of Brexit uncertainty. read more...
Posted by Zoe Buss on IET Manufacturing Network Aug 30, 2019 10:50 am BST
Introducing automation into a smaller scale production environment can be difficult. Here we look at the five basic stages of an automation project: Stage 1 – Identify. Stage 2 – Develop & Finance. Stage 3 – Build. Stage 4 – Commission. Stage 5 – Run & monitor.   read more...
Posted by Paul Bridgeman on IET Manufacturing Network Feb 19, 2019 4:20 pm GMT
You can find some further information about the Manufacturing TPN's past events below. read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Manufacturing Network Feb 19, 2019 3:20 pm GMT
Ian Williamson Chair of the Manufacturing TPN Ian's engineering career started in 1990 when he undertook a four-year indentured apprenticeship working for a small engineering and fabrication company producing components for the Military sector, automotive, sector and general bespoke engineering. Ian has subsequently worked for Coventry ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Manufacturing Network Feb 19, 2019 2:08 pm GMT
This blog explores the interrelationships between Materiality, Sociomateriality and Socio Technical systems to reflect on issues associated with implementation of technology to support procurement business processes. It is written from a change-management perspective and indicates the importance of understanding how technology is used in practice if theoretical benefits are to be realised. read more...
Posted by Christopher Proudfoot on IET Manufacturing Network Jun 27, 2018 1:08 pm BST
IET Consultation Through this consultation the IET asks members to critically review the current proposals and status of the Northern Power House (NPH) and provide evidence that will shape the future of how the NPH is delivered and the benefits it will deliver. The questions to be reviewed as part of this consultation should include: Are the barriers (pillars) identified in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and the NPH Strategy correct and how can they be addressed? Is the NPH working and if not what needs to be done to move forward? Is the current “focus” on infrastructure and influence the right focus, and if not where should this focus be? Are there any opportunities in the North for improving supply chain leverage and connectivity across different organisations, including SMEs? This may include: Creation of standard product and service descriptions/codes. Utilisation of electronic market places that allow buyers and sellers to communicate and share requirements and capabilities. Development of digital procurement portal. Do you feel confident in reaching out to new Markets and, if not, what support and assistance is required? The consultation process will consist of two parts: - Consultation Part 1 : Dedicated online discussion forums have been created to allow members to submit and discuss views and evidence. 5 forums have been created, each focusing on one of the questions above. Click on the individual links above or click here to join in the discussion. - Consultation Part 2: We will schedule a discussion workshop to review the thoughts and evidence submitted and develop a submission paper. The outputs from this consultation will be submitted as a formal Parliamentary submission to help develop and shape the future of the NPH. You can find out more about the background of the NPH strategy below. We look forward to your input. If you have any queries in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact Christopher Proudfoot  ( chris_proudfoot@btinternet.com ).   read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Manufacturing Network Nov 22, 2017 10:38 am GMT

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