Business conditions in the UK manufacturing sector deteriorated further in August. Production fell for the first time since May 2009, as new order inflows declined at the most marked pace in almost two-and-a-half years. The trend in new export business was also substantially weaker than one month ago - according to PMI survey by Markit/CIPS UK.
Six Sigma (1), a data-driven method for improving business and quality performance, has been published as a two-part ISO standard thus bringing together best practice under an international standard.
Hexagon has reported a strong second quarter of 2011 with organic growth in net sales of 13 per cent, at €543.5M, and EBIT earnings up by 81%, at €114.3 M.
Whole vehicle engineering and test consultancy MIRA has completed a major refurbishment and upgrade of the primary climatic wind tunnel (CWTone) at its Midlands headquarters to support the business’ continued growth.
The National Measurement Office has launched its National Measurement Strategy for 2011 – 2015. The strategy is designed to exploit the UK Government's investment in measurement research to support economic growth and to improve the UK's competitiveness and scientific excellence across all areas of business and government.