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Latest Manufacturing News from The Guardian
"Manufacturers make goods rather than supply a service. Newly established companies might manufacture relatively inexpensive and simple products such as pottery, garden furniture and candles. Setting up a company to manufacture products can be expensive because the enterprise might require industrial premises, vehicles, machinery, equipment and a substantial amount of raw material. The capital required to do this on a large scale may not be available to entrepreneurs." Source of information:
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Introduction to manufacturing in the UK
Purchasing Managers Index
The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is produced monthly by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply by surveying managers responsible for purchasing materials in manufacturing industries, and so it gives an indication of the level of activity. (From: Tutor2u)
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Made in Britain by
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What are countries famous for making? For Japan, the answer might be electronic goods. For Germany, automobiles. For France, perhaps a Louis Vuitton bag. But what about Britain? Here, Evan Davis sets himself the task of finding out. Offering a fascinating look at British manufacturing industries and revealing the various companies that might not be household names, but are very much world leaders in their fields, he shows how British have learnt to specialize in high end and niche areas that are the envy of the world. Taking in our disappointments and successes, Made in Britain is a brilliantly readable tour of our economic history, exploring the curious blend of resilience, innovation and economic free-thinking that makes the British who they are.
What's made in Britain?
This two part BBC video, from 2011, examines what products are 'Made in Britain'.
The second part of the BBC's 2011 report on 'What's made in Britain?'.
This episode includes a discussion of the automotive industry in UK and the need for a skilled, educated workforce for British manufacturing.