‘On Shoring’ – The New Buzz Word

‘On Shoring’ – The New Buzz Word

The manufacturing sector in the UK economy today accounts for 12% of the national output falling from a peak of 46% in 1948. However it is still worth £400 billion pa (ONS ,2019). The focus shift in this Post-War period has been from a UK manufacturing sector...
25 years for the Avocet Group

25 years for the Avocet Group

October 1996 was a very different world from what we have today, 25 years later. Mobile phones were much simpler and were not a common item back then either personally or in business. They were purely  phones, no email , no internet, no cameras. Neither Google...
Battery Materials – An Exercise in Precision

Battery Materials – An Exercise in Precision

September 2021 has seen the prices of petrol and diesel reach new highs with further increases to come as these pump prices do not as yet  take into account the record oil price of $80 per barrel. This compounded by long queues at the pumps as service stations run...
Just in Time

Just in Time

Oh No! A Fragility Foretold,lean both ways. Most people today working in manufacturing industry, retail or distribution take lean manufacturing and the “just in time” system of stock control and material supply for granted.As far as they are aware its...