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Right Tools for the Job – Time to Invest in Quality

I must confess to being one of those MAMIL’s! Middle Aged Man in Lycra! Every Sunday morning come rain, sleet, wind or sunshine (yeah right) I am there donning my lycra, setting up my garmin computer and strava profiles, and hitting the hills for a few hours of fun...

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Cycling to a better future! Marginal Gains

Yes I was at it again! 5.30am on a 4 degree Celsius dark and windy morning- I was donning the lycra, extra thermal base layers and preparing for a long cycle to my holiday destination for the next 5 days. The end goal was to meet the family 102 miles north at Center...

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Are engineers born or are they made?

One of the questions I always ask people in engineering is how they got into the industry in the first place. I ask this to engineering graduates, to those that took an apprenticeship routeand to those that got into engineering late in life. This is really a...

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What’s holding back Lean?

Lean is the term used to describe the production system developed by the Toyota company in the post World War II years. "Lean" comes from the ability to achieve more with less resource, by the continuous elimination of waste. Lean manufacturing principles/ tools...

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