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Grasp manufacturing opportunities with the right technology
Mike Thornton

In a recent RSM study, we explored the key business challenges faced by manufacturers. The findings were clear in that many manufacturers have digital change high on the agenda, but often struggle to find practical ways to make it happen. How can Netsuite and RSM help?

Brexit decoy for Nissan’s U-turn
Alison Ashley

06 February 2019

The recent announcement from Nissan to build its X-Trail SUV in Japan rather than Sunderland is clearly a blow for the automotive manufacturing industry in the UK. In response, the Brexit rhetoric has been amplified, but the predominant drivers behind this decision are demand driven.

Manufacturing optimism remains despite slip in performance
Mike Thornton

01 February 2019

Mike Thornton, Head of manufacturing at RSM comments on the latest results from the Markit/CIPS PMI manufacturing survey.

Manufacturers: one year to go to complete your ESOS. Do you need to comply?
Mike Thornton

06 December 2018

The deadline for the energy savings opportunity scheme assessment is looming for manufacturers. Find out if you need to comply and how to ensure you do.

A quarter of manufacturers unprepared for IFRS16 leasing standards
Mike Thornton

06 November 2018

New leasing standards come into effect next year which aim to increase transparency within financial reporting, but a quarter of manufacturers are not prepared for the change which will impact key performance ratios, a new survey has found.

Manufacturers downbeat as Brexit fears rise
Mike Thornton

01 November 2018

In the period since the referendum, the mood among manufacturers has been broadly positive, due in part to the currency movements which have been favourable to manufacturing exporters.

Export strategy - is there enough substance behind the ambition?
Mike Thornton

22 August 2018

Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing at RSM, responds to the Government’s Export Strategy.

Manufacturing for global markets
Mike Thornton

13 August 2018

Selling products overseas offers big benefits to UK manufacturers but it can also carry significant risks. Download our latest report on the cross border challenges that manufacturers may face.

UK manufacturers clearly need clarity to be Brexit ready
Mike Thornton

09 July 2018

The impact of input price increases; ongoing supply-chain disruption; and uncertainty surrounding Brexit is starting to hit the manufacturing sector, as this month’s Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) figures show no growth.

Worrying trends emerging for UK manufacturers
Mike Thornton

04 June 2018

According to statistics taken from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), the manufacturing sector signals steady growth at 54.4, which is up from 53.9 in April.

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