Part 2 – Are your systems fit for the future?

In Part 1 of the ‘Fit for the future’ series we looked at the lack of innovation and investment in manufacturing in the UK and the threat posed by the ‘make do and mend’ mentality that plagues many manufacturers. In this post, we discuss the question, “Are your systems fit for the future?” and look at how to check your level of readiness and begin to map out the first steps to buck the trend to start on a path of innovation which will lead to operational improvement.

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Part 1 – Don’t make do and mend

This is the first in a series of articles under our label “Fit for the Future“, in which we discuss how our manufacturing and industrial sector can be become more efficient and competitive, whilst adjusting to a constantly changing environment. In this first article, ‘Don’t make do and mend’, we look at the factors that have caused the UK manufacturing sector to underinvest in new technology and what this means.

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