03 June 2019
Mike Thornton, RSM head of manufacturing, comments on today's UK PMI manufacturing survey released by IHS Markit/CIPS.
20 May 2019
An ageing workforce and a skills shortage are longstanding issues within the manufacturing sector but how can manufacturers combat these challenges and secure their workforces for the future?
20 May 2019
Recent data suggests that the national average percentage of vacancies that are caused by skills shortages is 23 per cent but in manufacturing, this figure is around 35 per cent. With potential workers increasingly influenced by more than just salary, it is important that manufacturers find ways to differentiate themselves from the competition.
20 May 2019
The average age of manufacturing staff has climbed beyond that of the finance, retail, hospitality and construction sectors. So what can manufacturers do to ensure they retain their existing talent whilst also encouraging knowledge and skills sharing with the next generation?
07 May 2019
Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing at RSM, comments on the latest results from the Markit/CIPS PMI manufacturing survey.
12 March 2019
Unsurprisingly, Brexit sentiment from UK manufacturers has dropped to its lowest level in 18 months. The paralysis of uncertainty; the lack of time to secure a deal; and the possibility of a cliff-edge no-deal result has seen optimism slip significantly.
01 March 2019
Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing at RSM comments on the latest results from the Markit/CIPS PMI manufacturing survey.
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?
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.
01 February 2019
Mike Thornton, Head of manufacturing at RSM comments on the latest results from the Markit/CIPS PMI manufacturing survey.