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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    We are pleased to present our Manufacturing Champion for November - Nicklin Transit Packaging. Company Overview Established in 1913, Nicklin Transit Packaging is a fourth-generation family owned business that has evolved to become the UK’s leading independent provider of bespoke timber and corrugated transit packaging products and services. Whilst extremely proud of their long history and traditional values, the company is a modern forward-thinking business with an innovative approach and unique capabilities. Fundamentally, Nicklin manufacture and supply products but ultimately see...
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Hi Zaheda Teladia This sounds like a fantastic conference for manufacturers to attend. I'd encourage members of the network to find out more. Thank you for posting. Best regards, Daniel.
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    09-11-2018, 10:57 AM
    The EEF National Manufacturing Conference & Dinner 2019 is the biggest, brightest event in the manufacturing community’s diary and you need to be there. Meet and be inspired by leading figures from the manufacturing and political worlds, network and discuss successful strategies for business post-Brexit, take a look at new initiatives for the future in the company of your fellow decision makers... and celebrate our wonderful industry at an exclusive black-tie dinner. This is an unmissable date to book into your diary. Benefits of attending the conference include • ...
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    05-11-2018, 11:10 AM
    Hi Andrea Hough Thanks for posting your question. This system provided by Synel Industries seems to be able to provide you with the solution you require https://www.synel.co.uk/access-control/visitor-management-system/ I encourage other members to give their suggestions on any systems they may also use. Best regards, Daniel.
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    31-10-2018, 12:16 PM
    Listen now to our podcast with Network Member Mark Sage, Executive Director of the AREA CLICK HERE to download. Mark explains what augmented reality is, barriers to adoption and the RoI calculator which can help SMEs make decisions as to whether AR is right for their business. If you have any questions about augmented reality or the AREA then just send @Mark Sage a message via the Network. Augmented Reality - want to know more? Immersive technology and mixed, virtual and augmented reality are all terms that have analysts and industry visionaries excited, predicting that billions will...
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    24-10-2018, 11:02 AM
    Hi Robin Cairns Thank you for posting your question. We encourage other members of the community to offer their suggestions. Best regards, Daniel.
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    23-10-2018, 04:08 PM
    Hi Malcolm Byers I have emailed another member of the Network to see if they can help provide a solution to your first question and your post will also be highlighted in our newsletter tomorrow. Best regards, Daniel.
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    23-10-2018, 12:36 PM
    Hi Paul Smith Thanks for posting your question. We will highlight this in tomorrow's newsletter and in the meantime ask other members for feedback. Best regards, Daniel.
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    18-10-2018, 03:33 PM
    In this video from our new series Manufacturing Focus - Siemens making digitalisation a reality for the UK - Sarah Black, Head of Factory Operations, Siemens Congleton, explains quick wins manufacturers can employ in order to automate their production processes. What advice can you share with other manufacturers about automating their processes that won't cost the earth? Watch video HERE
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    18-10-2018, 03:19 PM
    In this video from our series Manufacturing Advice - Siemens making digitalisation a reality for the UK, Brian Holliday, Managing Director for Siemens Digital Factory discusses how to attract and retain talent in your business. What advice have you got to help manufacturers attract and retain talent? Share your best practice with others in the manufacturing community. Watch video HERE
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    18-10-2018, 02:29 PM
    Hi Malcolm Byers Welcome to the community and thank you for posting your question. We will ask our colleagues if they have any suggestions that can help you and we will also make sure other members are made aware. We will highlight this question in our next newsletter which goes out next week. We'll keep you updated. Best regards, Daniel.
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    18-10-2018, 07:58 AM
    Please share your ideas on this thought for the day - How do you communicate within your manufacturing business? Do your staff understand where you are going as a business and do they feel informed? How often to you communicate with all staff? If you operate across different plants and locations do staff ever get the chance to meet and understand what other business units do? Let us hear your thoughts on this - share best practice so other manufacturers can benefit from your insights. We look forward to hearing your replies.
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    17-10-2018, 08:44 AM
    The world of manufacturing is a world of ideas - from concept to finished product - the whole product cycle goes through a series of ideas. Those who work in manufacturing are ideas driven people. On the EEF Manufacturing Network we encourage our members to share their ideas with others in order to help strengthen manufacturing in the UK. For example - how do you communicate changes to your workforce when implementing new technologies? Recently we did this in our brand new series called Manufacturing Focus. The series started with Siemens - making digitalisation a reality for the UK...
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    16-10-2018, 03:54 PM
    In our new series - Manufacturing Focus - Siemens Making Digitalisation a Reality for the UK - you can hear from Siemens' experts, Brian Holliday and Sarah Black about how to communicate and prepare your workforce for the implementation of digital technologies. Share your thoughts - Let us know what you have been doing in your business - how do you communicate with your workforce about changes brought about by the implementation of digital technologies? What are the key learnings Siemens have discovered about preparing their workforce for the impact of digital technologies? Brian...
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    10-10-2018, 09:58 AM
    In today's videos from our new series - Manufacturing Focus - Siemens Making Digitalisation a Reality for the UK - Brian Holliday explains what the factory of the future will look like whilst Sarah Black gives practical advice for SMEs considering implementing Robots into their factories. Let us know what you think the factory of the future will look like and any advice you can give the community for implementing robots. What will the factory of the future look like? Brian Holliday, Managing Director for Siemens Digital Factory
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    03-10-2018, 03:31 PM
    Hi Chris Perry My colleague Gemma has sent you an email regarding this. I hope this proves useful. Please do let me know. Best regards, Daniel.
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    03-10-2018, 09:21 AM
    We are pleased to present our Manufacturing Champion for October - EDM Zone Ltd - a precision engineering company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. In this feature we look at their apprenticeship scheme. Their apprenticeship scheme is a blended modern Apprenticeship with an additional 2 year learning plan. As an SME they believe that it is important their employees understand the business infrastructure and how employees contribute to it; which is vital to the overall success of EDM Zone.
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    03-10-2018, 08:56 AM
    As part of our new series - Manufacturing Focus - Siemens making digitalisation a reality for the UK - we have two new videos for you to watch and provide your thoughts on. Tell us what you think - What skills do you think manufacturing employees will need in the next 5 years? How has automation benefited your processes or what questions do you have about automation?
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    28-09-2018, 09:26 AM
    Hi Chris Perry Thank you for posting on the Network. I have shared your post with my colleagues and I hope that we will be able to get you some suggestions soon. We will also share your post on our social channels and in our next newsletter. Best regards, Daniel.
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    28-09-2018, 08:29 AM
    As negotiations on the future of UK participation in the current EU R&D programme Horizon 2020, its successor Horizon Europe and future programmes continue, the draft Withdrawal Agreement envisages that existing projects including Horizon 2020 will continue to receive EU funding for the lifetime of the project and continue to bid for projects. However, if an agreement cannot be made, the government has committed to underwrite funding for all successful UK bids for EU programmes including Horizon 2020 submitted before the UK’s departure from the EU, for the lifetime of the projects, even...
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    25-09-2018, 03:18 PM
    Welcome to the EEF Manufacturing Network - bringing together the UK manufacturing industry to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing. With over 1000 members representing over 600 manufacturing businesses this is the place to connect with others who are working in your sector. Watch and share our brand new series of video content – Manufacturing Focus – which gives you the chance to hear from industry experts and learn how to take practical steps to improve your business. The first in this series focuses on Siemens making digitalisation a reality for the UK. Featuring interviews...
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