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Tips on how to get #Kanban right for an operations business

Tips on how to get #Kanban right for an operations business

| May 24, 2018

When running an operations business (particularly in lean manufacturing) you will often see many different types of tools and techniques for companies to improve their productivity and eliminate any identified bottlenecks.  Large companies may even have a dedicated business improvement function with green, black or even master black belts appointed to do activities such as […]

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UK government launches plan to curb #AirPollution

UK government launches plan to curb #AirPollution

| May 24, 2018

The British government announced on Tuesday (22 May) it was launching a new plan which aims to reduce air pollution and its costs on society by 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) a year by 2020, writes Nina Chestney. The new plan comes just days after the European Commission said it would take Britain and five […]

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New rules for #OrganicProduction: Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan

New rules for #OrganicProduction: Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan

| May 24, 2018

The decision of 22 May by the Council to adopt the text of the Regulation providing new rules for organic farming clears the final hurdle for the modernization of the sector and the harmonization of rules covering organic production both within the European Union and in non-EU countries. Speaking after the Council had approved the […]

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#Trade: Commission gets green light to start trade negotiations with #Australia and #NewZealand

#Trade: Commission gets green light to start trade negotiations with #Australia and #NewZealand

| May 22, 2018

The European Commission welcomed today’s (22 May) adoption by the European Council’s trade ministers of negotiating directives for free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. The agreement liberalises sectors such as machinery and services, while offering some protection to European farmers, writes Catherine Feore. As the EU is Australia’s third largest trading partner and […]

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March 2018: #Eurozone international trade in goods surplus €26.9 billion – €11.5bn surplus for EU-28

March 2018: #Eurozone international trade in goods surplus €26.9 billion – €11.5bn surplus for EU-28

| May 22, 2018

The first estimate for eurozone (EA-19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in March 2018 was €199.9 billion, a decrease of 2.9% compared with March 2017 where they peaked at €205.9bn. Imports from the rest of the world stood at €173bn, a fall of 2.5% compared with March 2017 (€177.4bn). As a […]

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#EuropeOnTheMove: Commission completes agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility

#EuropeOnTheMove: Commission completes agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility

| May 21, 2018

The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernize Europe’s transport system. In his State of the Union address of September 2017, President Juncker set out a goal for the EU and its industries to become a world leader in innovation, digitization and decarbonization. Building on the previous ‘Europe on […]

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Future EU farm policy: #Agriculture MEPs urge fair funding, no renationalization

Future EU farm policy: #Agriculture MEPs urge fair funding, no renationalization

| May 18, 2018

The post-2020 EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, but also well financed and truly common to continue deliver food security in the EU. The Agriculture Committee adopted on Wednesday (16 May), by 32 votes in favour to five against, with six abstentions, a set of proposals on the reform of […]

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