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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2003

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  • Special report: Environment and sustainability

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 35
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  • Keep it simple [supply chain optimisation]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    By sharing the benefits of supply chain optimisation with the other partners in the eco-system, trust and a sense of community is built. The benefits shouldn't always go to the OEM. The author argues that collaboration doesn't need to be fancy View full abstract»

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  • Editorial: Chinese ""frenzy" hotting up

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 1
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  • Taking the WEEE [EU waste electrical and electronic equipment directive]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    The EU waste electrical and electronic equipment directive is already part of EU law. Now is the time to start working with solution providers to ensure you adopt a tailored, economic solution. The author discovers that logistics is key to coping with impending restrictions on the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment View full abstract»

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  • Next generation manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2003
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    UK manufacturing cannot be considered in isolation and it is apparent that in today's small world companies have almost global freedom over where to locate various functions. The author considers what tomorrow's manufacturer will look like and describes some of the business processes that a modern manufacturer may adopt View full abstract»

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  • Planning for the next generation [supply chain planning]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    Cost reduction and customer service improvements are the primary drivers for adopting supply chain planning. Studies show that these are complementary areas, and improvements in one are often accompanied by improvements in the other View full abstract»

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  • Towards industrial sustainability

    Publication Year: 2003
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    Being sustainable means more than simply producing a 'green' product. The article looks at how logistics, energy use, and corporate lifestyle all play a part View full abstract»

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  • Wasting away [landfill regulations]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    Disposal to landfill is becoming less and less acceptable, from both environmental and fiscal points of view. What can be done instead? The authors highlight the issues surrounding the new landfill regulations View full abstract»

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  • Creating agile supply chains

    Publication Year: 2003
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    An agile business needs an agile supply chain. Quick response to customer demand, the ability to customise and the need to provide multiple variants for profitable customer niches are all increasingly required by many companies. Yet as manufacturers inexorably move their sourcing of components and low value-added operations offshore, to lower cost countries, so their supply chains increase in both... View full abstract»

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  • Running the leagile marathon [lean/agile improvement programmes]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    Less than 30% of companies implementing any form of lean or agile related improvement programme manage to achieve worthwhile results. Can your company last the distance? The author describes some essential corporate characteristics needed to avoid leagility failure View full abstract»

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  • Preparing for life without lead [printed circuit production]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    The electronics manufacturing industry is facing one of its biggest challenges in years. EU directives on waste of electrical equipment and the restriction of hazardous materials used in these products mean that conventional tin-lead solders will be prohibited in the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process as of July 2006. In terms of, impact within the electronics industry, preparing fo... View full abstract»

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  • Swarm stupidity [manufacturing decline]

    Publication Year: 2003
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    British manufacturing has been in decline for decades, and many different parties have been held responsible. The author asks "Is any one of them to blame?" He considers the key elements of swarm stupidity and looks at how it could have contributed to the decline View full abstract»

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  • Lifecycle management

    Publication Year: 2003
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    It is becoming more widely realised that a truly 'joined-up' product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution can be an excellent tool in helping designers and SME manufacturers manage everyday production processes. These processes can work through manufacture, packaging, distribution, support and maintenance and, ultimately, right through to product disassembly The key benefit of such a PLM s... View full abstract»

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