Inaccurate labour costings could kill your profits

Most manufacturing businesses have a strong handle on overall company profitability, but some – especially those making multiple products with high labour content – struggle to set product pricing…

Is ERP good enough for your factory floor?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a suite of applications that a business can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities, including: product planning;…

8 steps to improve plant performance

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), UK workers produced less during 2014 than they did in 2007. The actual output per worker fell by 0.2 per cent….

Tackling the manufacturing skills crisis

The UK’s skills crisis shows no signs of abating. A severe deficit in skills has affected 40% of companies over the last 5-10 years and many companies are still…

Getting the most out of your temporary labour

Temporary labour is an essential crutch for many manufacturing businesses that experience regular staff sickness, variable productivity or seasonal demand. So how can you bring inexperienced employees up to…

Looking for higher productivity? Don’t ask ERP

Are you a Production Manager worrying about how to get a better handle on Overall Equipment Effectiveness, labour utilisation, and manufacturing cost? If so, MESTEC Managing Director Jeremy Harford…