Manufacturing’s Outsourcing Challenge

A recent article in an engineering publication outlined some of the contemporary developments in car manufacturing, most notably that Western car manufacturers today really do very little ‘manufacturing’. Instead they have transitioned to become what might best be...

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Evolution of Manufacturing

For traditional UK manufacturing companies the outsourcing of activities overseas has had a number of evolutionary impacts. Manufacturing itself has almost become ‘commoditised’ in many sectors, and is less of a core competence for many erstwhile Western...

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The Challenge of Global Sourcing

As the trend to globalisation shows no signs of weakening, global sourcing is throwing up many challenges for supply chain operations and the wider business. I contributed to a Logistics Europe round-table discussion exploring these challenges with other panellists....

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