Ten ways to work smarter and increase output

Improving efficiency and optimising performance is a constant concern for the process industries. While technology plays an important part in this, it’s also a matter of the right mindset. John Saysell of MCP, who has worked across UK manufacturing for many years, offers these 10 principles of best practice that help process operators “work smarter and … Read More

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Ten tips to help technical operators work smarter

John Saysell, head of training at MCP Consulting Group, suggests Ten tips to help technical operators work smarter and ways in which staff development and motivation can be improved and, as a result, output increased. Many organisations still fail to realise that their process equipment and machine operators are their most valuable assets. Efforts for … Read More

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Thames Water – Upskilling our technicians

More than 30 colleagues will be given extra training as part of Thames Water’s drive to upskill its technicians in the company. Over the next two years, the employees will be trained in either mechanical, electrical or instrumentation control automation (ICA) specialisms before being re-deployed back into the field. There is a shortage of specific skills … Read More

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Be the best you can be – MCP in China

Be the best you can be! Peter Gagg, pictured at the end of a long day of maintenance support training for Porton Pharma Solutions Ltd. Founded in 2005, Porton Pharma Solutions is a top-tier, China-based external manufacturing partner and strategic supplier of custom drug intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) to many of the world’s leading … Read More

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William Grant & Sons achieve AMIS World-Class

Congratulations William Grant & Sons, Girvan Distillery for reaching AMIS World-Class. In 2015, the site was categorised as chaotic to reactive. In just 4 years, what a change. Easily beating their original target, now 2019, they are AMIS World-Class for Asset Maintenance. What a journey! Well done to everyone involved. Visit, to understand more about … Read More

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