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Manufacturing clarity

Livesey, F (2006) Manufacturing clarity. Manufacturing Engineer, 85. pp. 22-23. ISSN 0956-9944

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Abstract

A framework has been developed for the UK economy that categorizes companies who provides a more defined perspective on the structure of the economy in order to help decision makers, government and industry to achieve sustained economic growth. The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) has established a broader definition of manufacturing that equates manufacturing to the full cycle of activities from research and development, through design, production, logistics and services, to end of life management, within an economic and social context. This approach recognizes that manufacturing firms turn ideas into products and services and that they are inventors, innovators, global supply chain managers and service providers. It is hoped that this categorization provides policy-makers with a clear frame of reference for discussing measures to adapt interventions to address the needs of the diverse set of companies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Div E > Economics and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:16
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:21
DOI: 10.1049/me:20060504