The Midlands leads the UKs manufacturing charge
22nd January 2024
The UK is currently the eighth largest manufacturing nation in the world with the Midlands being the epicentre of this powerhouse.
The UK has climbed to 8th place in the global manufacturing rankings
With a significant jump in output to £224 billion, the UK has climbed from 9th to 8th place in the global manufacturing rankings, cementing its role as a key player in this sector. This is according to Make UK's annual analysis of manufacturing facts and statistics for 2023.
The Midlands is one of the most dynamic areas for manufacturing in the UK
The Midlands manufacturing strengths make region key to increasing UK’s productivity, it's already a leading location for UK advanced manufacturing. The region sits on a multimodal transport network, providing access to 75% of the UK population within 2 hours. The international markets are serviced by multiple airports and international rail freight terminals (inland ports), which means it's at the heart of the UK's global supply chain. Which is reflected, as its exports are greater in value than any other region in the UK. Not surprising as the region is the home to world leading businesses like Alstom, Bombardier, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, National Grid, Rolls-Royce, Tarmac and Toyota UK.
Helping Midlands manufacturers innovate
Innovation is one of those words which is identified as the holy grail of future business success. Yet, mention innovation and you'll get a list of new things to focus upon. Whether it's AI, the Internet of Things, robotics, the solution is typically introducing something new. Yet working in what is one of the toughest manufacturing environments, we have found the greatest rewards are working on the marginal gains. Improving and optimising your processes and performance by a small amount across a number of different areas. Marginal gains are easier to implement, less risk, and lead to much more significant, noticeable improvements overall.
Everyone is searching for the silver bullet, the one big thing which will make everything easier.
Could outsourcing your onsite logistics be your strategic innovation?
Working with the biggest brands in automotive means we are exposed to the latest trends in technology. We can bring this knowledge and experience to SME manufacturing environments and accelerate your strategic adoption. If you have between 20 to 30 people or more working in logistics roles, we're confident we can help you innovate to become more competitive, profitable or both.
- Cost reductions, service diversity flexibility and reliability via activity-based invoicing
- Performing better through more informed decision-making by logistics experts
- Supported by a team of industry experts across all manufacturing disciplines
Agile ‘pick and mix’ logistics solutions for UK manufacturers
It starts with a free onsite logistics audit - we’ll highlight the quickest wins, which can be fixed in the shortest timeframe at the lowest cost.Back to Insights
Here’s how the 360 onsite logistics audit and assessment works!
Put us to the test, what have you got to lose?
Contact us for a FREE ‘on site' logistics audit – carried out under a non disclosure agreement - our findings will be reported in full confidence and will provide a detailed analysis of where savings and improvements can be made.
There’s only one condition - you must be UK based and be operating in the automotive sector, with a head count of around 25 - 30 or more operating in logistics roles.