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Vendigital opens Bristol office

21 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Supply chain management consultancy, Vendigital, is opening a new office in Bristol to house its expanding Technology and industry teams.

Having recently achieved a top-25 listing in the FT’s Leading Management Consultancies Report, Vendigital is going from strength to strength. In 2017, the firm grew its client base significantly and increased its turnover by 35 per cent. 

What’s Your Supply Chain Risk?

21 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Global demand for electronic components is high – with the first 6 months of 2017 seeing a huge surge in demand that has had a lasting effect on lead-times on semiconductors in particular, writes Phil Simmonds, Group Managing Director at EC Electronics

As a result, many companies are concerned about sourcing components and meeting deadlines, and in some cases their behaviour is having a further impact on lead-times.

Manufacturing pay going up

21 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The latest figures from EEF show that pay has been going up across the manufacturing sector.

The three-month average pay settlement in January was 2.4%. This was higher than the average of 2.1% across 2017 with the average for the month of January itself a shade higher at 2.5%.

Throughout 2017 there was a gradual acceleration in pay growth across the sector as inflationary pressures kicked in and business conditions improved. Settlements at the start of 2017 were running at an average 1.8% increase, and ended the year at 2.3%.

Collective creates jobs and profits

21 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), which comprises eight subcontract manufacturers and an engineering design agency, taken advantage of favourable trade conditions to record its best ever year.

The collective exploited the positive exchange rate for Sterling and a desire to tap into British innovation to win contracts across the automotive, aerospace, electronics, renewables and medical sectors – increasing sales by £10m and paving the way for 125 new jobs.

Engine component performance

21 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Ricardo has recognised Titan as component supplier of the Year for its Shoreham high performance engine assembly plant. 

Titan, which supplies valvetrain and auxiliary systems components, was selected as high performance engine components supplier for its 100% throughout 2017.