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Manufacturing Industry: Strategic Alignment

What is Strategic Alignment? Strategic alignment means that all elements of a business — including the market strategy and the way the company itself is organised — are arranged in such a way as to best support the fulfilment of its long-term purpose. While a company’s purpose generally does...

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Meet ECMS New Project Manager

  Meet the newest member of the ELITE team Krystyna Manifold. With a wealth in management and Higher Education, the ECMS team can’t wait to see what Krys has in store for the project. To introduce Krys we thought it would be great to ask 6 questions in order...

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Manufacturers Monthly Updates for Microsoft Office

October Microsoft Updates Microsoft Office 365 is forever changing and a tool that every business will put to use. So our Training Associate and Microsoft Guru Imagine Training has outlined a few of the most recent, useful updates in Office 365. The updates are coming along fast at the...

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UK Metals Council Highlights Industry Priorities to Business Minister

  The Materials Processing Institute The Materials Processing Institute is a research and innovation centre serving global steel and materials organisations that work in advanced materials, low carbon energy, the circular economy and digital technologies. The Institute has served as the UK’s national steel innovation centre since 1944 having...

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New Climate Change Innovation Incubator Programme Launches With Its First Cohort

The University of Wolverhampton’s Built Environment Climate Change Innovations (BECCI) project has launched a new Innovation Incubator programme – supporting nine climate friendly business ideas over six months.   UK government funded incubator programme from BECCI, which is designed to support and nurture the development of new ideas and...

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Using PESTLE Analysis To Develop New Products In The Manufacturing Industry

  A PESTLE analysis is a very useful tool to analyse the key factors (Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal and Environmental) influencing a manufacturing organisation from the outside. It offers great insight into the external factors impacting their business. The analysis is relatively simple and flexible, so organisations can...

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Five LinkedIn Tips to get a Great Personal Profile

  First impressions count and as more and more manufacturing businesses are using LinkedIn, it’s crucial that your personal profile is a true reflection of you and your business.   Manufacturing and engineering is changing and making roads into new markets and sectors are becoming easier through the global...

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The UK Becomes the Ninth Largest Manufacturer

  The Comeback is stronger than the fall. As the manufacturing industry sees in the midst of Coronavirus, the industry PMI saw an increase for the third time running in August. And it doesn’t stop there with the UK then taking ninth spot for the largest manufacturer of global...

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Meet The Team – Trevor Codner

Meet Trevor Codner the man with the plan. Trev is the ECMS Business Development Manager and no doubt you’ve spoken to him if you’ve worked alongside ECMS. We asked Trevor a few questions for you all to get to know.   What were you doing before ECMS? I was...

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The Reopening of the ECMS National Foundry Training Centre

The ECMS runs the UK’s only National Foundry Training Centre based in Tipton. This is currently used by many companies for training, also the base for training Dudley College Foundry Technician Apprenticeships that are delivered and supported by Foundry Training Services and The Institute of Cast Metals Engineers. Training...

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