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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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Improving Inventory Management in Manufacturing

Effective and efficient stock management can substantially improve your manufacturing performance by helping to maintain high customer service levels and reduce costs. But reinforcing inventory management is not just a one-off project. Instead, it is a continuous requirement.   How to Identify Areas of Opportunity Naturally, different types of...

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The Manufacturers After Effects

The height of the pandemic has passed and the UK begins to resume back to the new ‘normal’ but that’s not without a few tweaks being made to the future way of working. The beginning of the month saw the return to work for many industries as the changes...

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Manufacturers Confidence Builder or Breaker?

The UK begins to restore business but has COVID19 caused professionals to lack in confidence? LinkedIn Workforce Research conducted a survey on how confident UK professionals are in each industry in the following three core areas; Job security Financial wellbeing Career outlook The manufacturing industry was slightly down in...

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CALMERIC And It’s Support For Manufacturers

CALMERIC (Composites & Additive Layer Materials Engineering Research & Innovation Centre)   CALMERIC is a specialist project being run by the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Engineering targeting small to medium sized enterprises in Staffordshire and Shropshire. CALMERIC works in collaboration with companies that don’t presently have full in-house...

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Manufacturers Preparation For A Return Back To Work

The end is in sight as more businesses slowly return to work. Coronavirus has been a pain for most businesses, having to furlough, and redundancy, etc the list goes on. Not forgetting the shifts in needs and wants of consumers being unstable. As we return to work there is...

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Meet The Team – Victoria Millard

Meet Victoria Millard (Vicky), if you go to the ECMS Hub at Springfield Campus no doubt you will have met Vicky, ECMS Administrator. What were you doing before ECMS? I used to be a Laboratory Technician testing samples of asbestos.   How long have you been working for ECMS?...

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Overview of Lean Manufacturing

During my career in engineering, one aspect that interested me was ‘Lean Manufacturing’ yet I was quite surprised by how many foundries and businesses are unaware of this method of working.   In any manufacturing business, two of the most expensive and most common types of problems have to...

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Importing and Exporting Changes

Importing and exporting regulations will be rewritten, as the UK continues to figure out the survival plan after we scrap the EU rule book. This will be the first time in over 40 years that the regulations and tariffs will be changed with one country in mind, the UK...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Teams Introduction

    December 14 @ 9:15 am - December 17 @ 12:30 pm
  2. Excel Level 2 Ninjas

    December 22 @ 1:15 pm - December 24 @ 4:30 pm
  3. Excel Level 2 Ninjas

    January 12, 2021 @ 9:15 am - January 14, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
  4. Excel Level 1 Secrets

    January 12, 2021 @ 1:15 pm - January 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
  5. Excel Level 2 Ninjas

    February 10, 2021 @ 9:15 am - February 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
  6. Excel Level 1 Secrets

    February 17, 2021 @ 9:15 am - February 18, 2021 @ 12:30 pm