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Bad Taste in the Mouth for Food Producers

British Food makers are facing increases of up to 10% on material costs as the slump in the pound impacts on finished goods. With most producers locked into fixed-price contracts with major retailers, there is little room to increase prices and pass the additional cost to the customer. Most at risk are those smaller private-label producers, … Read More

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Competent technicians? Training Matters

Industrial employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that technicians are competent to carry out their tasks. ‘It is easy at an interview for an applicant to talk knowledgeably about maintenance, but put him in front of a system, comprising PLC, inverter, motor and conveyor, and he may not be so capable!’ says John Saysell, … Read More

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Meet our award winning team

We’re proud of our reputation as a friendly business, where everyone is in-tune to our client’s needs and requirements. We are an award winning business with a reputation for success. Everyone here is a specialist and with years of knowledge and experience: we’re all very good at what we do.  All of our consultants, our associates … Read More

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Managing the forgotten asset – your people

Reading through a recent UK People and Productivity report, I was struck by the fact that nearly 90% of respondents said that their business suffered due to skills shortages.  I know from experience that if a key member of your team leaves (your most valuable and often forgotten asset), it’s not going to be easy … Read More

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The one to watch. MCP now on Vimeo!

Trust. Credibility. Customer satisfaction. Three things all MCP customers have. Successful businesses don’t just happen. They are the result of a powerful product and service portfolio, outstanding project results and first-class customer service. And, if you don’t believe us click here to see some amazing things our customers have said about us, our project results and our … Read More

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10 Top Tips for Getting To Lean Equipment Reliability

REAP ALL THE REWARDS of lean equipment reliability Lean is about eliminating waste from any business process, not just manufacturing. However, many organisations that implement a Lean Thinking approach to production often pass over the opportunity to improve equipment reliability and the bottom line. Paul Rodgers, training practice manager at MCP Consulting Group, offers 10 top tips for taking full advantage of this opportunity.  It is … Read More

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Making the Most of Your Factory Assets

Peter Jackson, senior consultant, MCP Consulting Group, tackles the challenges to implementing an effective asset management plan by outlining 10 factors which need to be taken into consideration, analysed and acted upon. Leading manufacturing and service companies know that effective Asset Management is a basic need for long-term competitiveness. But even today, MCP has evidence that … Read More

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