In April the Department for Transport set out its intentions for decarbonising UK transport. However, with Government’s much-needed rail electrification programme on hold, what needs to be done to reach this ambitious goal?
Despite some tentative signs of manufacturing sector recovery, cost reduction strategies remain a key focus for many businesses and could make the difference between success or failure in the months ahead.
Some massive changes have affected Britain’s rail network since the Government introduced Emergency Measures Agreements (EMA). Based on analysis of ORR and passenger revenue data, these EMAs are likely to be unsustainable. But what will replace them?
Many dealerships and independent service centres were finding it hard to make a profit long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, as the post-lockdown pipeline starts to refill, there is still time to do things differently.
Vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 and 2 component manufacturers should avoid severing relationships with businesses further down their supply chains and look for ways to support them on the way to recovery. Doing so could give them a competitive advantage as the pandemic starts to subside.
The manufacturing sector’s adoption of robotics is on the rise. However, when faced with a wide range of collaborative automation technologies, how do businesses know which to choose and how can they optimise value from their investment?
As OEMs cut production rates and MRO volumes drop sharply, manufacturers must plan their next move carefully. Paul Adams, Head of Aerospace & Defence, examines what steps companies can take to plan for the post-COVID-19 landscape.