Continuous Improvement

James Johnston & Co of Elgin Limited

Johnstons of Elgin Ltd are a luxury textile producer operating in the Highlands and Islands for over two centuries. They manufacture and sell luxury textiles globally (clothing, home interiors and accessories) using mainly cashmere from Mongolia and China and merino wool from Australia. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to increase profitability and grow market share, particularly overseas, through introduction of new process modelling, optimisation and control; ultimately reducing product variability and waste.

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Long Lane Deliveries Ltd

Long Lane Deliveries Ltd provide temperature controlled collection and delivery services throughout the UK via a fleet of HGVs and LGVs. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to Streamline of operations through application of emerging business process modelling & optimisation expertise, knowledge management and operational excellence tools and techniques.

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Rumbol Products Ltd

Located in Glasgow Scotland, Rumbol Products contract-manufacture sustained release veterinary bolus products, in accordance with both FEMAS and GMP standards, for the health and wellbeing of grazing or forage fed livestock. They are currently working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to embed Polymer Chemistry expertise within the business and develop the next generation of cattle boluses.

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Crear Space to Create Ltd

 Crear, space to create, is an inspirational working space with accommodation on the west coast of Scotland, connecting individuals and organisations across the arts worldwide through innovative residencies and collaborations. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to enhance the international marketing potential, effective service delivery and up-selling capability of Crear via innovative, technology-driven, service-oriented collaboration with key business partners

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Enewall Ltd

Enewall have been developing their own polymer based render and along with their stone aggregate products have a strong and recognised brand in the market place. They are currently working with the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced polymer chemistry expertise with supporting analysis tools and techniques and develop the next generation of advanced renders.

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W.H. Tildesley Ltd

W.H. Tildesley Ltd is a 150 year old Midlands based forging company. The company is still family-owned and run by the fourth generation in today's Managing Director John Tildesley. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed advanced forging knowledge in the business in order to deliver business growth.

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PASMA(2)

Founded in 1974, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), is the recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers. It is currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to deliver improved and expanded training through the development of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) delivery model.

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Scottish Canals (2)

Scottish Canals is the operating name of the British Waterways Board. It looks after the Scottish canals, conserving them as part of our heritage, and transforming them to play a vital role in Scotland today. They are currently working with the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop new knowledge and understanding of the strategic factors which drive tourism potential on the Scottish canals and to develop and implement a strategy for increasing tourism to four different canal locations in Scotland.

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Hydroklear Services Ltd

Hydroklear Services Ltd. are a family-run organisation, operating in the UK water industry for more than 20 years. We offer a professional service in providing the best solution for equipment and services, such as Chemical Dosing Rigs, Chemical Dosing Packages, Drinking Water Treatment, Effluent Treatment, Ultra-pure Water Packages, Water Softeners, Demineraliser and Settlement systems. They are currently working with the Department of Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland to develop a novel zero waste process for removal of metal ions from distillery wastewater.

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Paisley South Housing Association

Paisley South Housing Association are a developer of new affordable housing and a Registered Social Landlord with over 1200 homes for rent. Their subsidiary Paisley South Property Services factors 301 properties. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to deliver a new framework for provision of online services, leading to improvements in customer service, occupancy rates, internal operational efficiency and supply chain engagement.

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SKF (UK) Ltd

SKF is a Swedish bearing company founded in 1907, supplying bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, mechatronics products, power transmission products and related services globally. They are currently working with the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow to embed advanced mechanical sensing and condition monitoring capability in support of new SMART bearing technology development.

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Doble PowerTest

Doble PowerTest offers a team of highly experienced engineering specialists who provide solutions for electrical apparatus condition assessment of high-voltage substation and generator plants, including motor, rotating plant, switchgear, transformer, cable, and network equipment. They are currently working with the School of Engineering and Build Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop the capability of ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) for diagnostic condition assessment of generators, motors and cables to support the power generation industry.

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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the largest of Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships. SPT are currently working with the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University to develop innovative solutions for managing the sub-surface water in SPT’s Subway’s tunnel system to provide wider environmental and economic benefits.

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Charlton Chauffeur Drive Ltd

Charlton Chauffeur Drive Ltd is an executive chauffeur drive company based in Glasgow which offers the largest fleet in the Scottish chauffeur drive industry. They are currently working with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to develop an agile, lightweight, and scalable event manifest management system that will form the platform for the company’s future growth.

 

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Moorbrook Textiles Ltd

Moorbrook Textiles Ltd, produces woven textile products at its manufacturing plants in Ayr and Peebles. They are currently working with the University of Strathclyde to create a world-class lean and adaptive textiles business through supply chain optimisation,  embedding a continuous improvement/innovation culture and utilising advanced loom diagnostics solutions.

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UK Whitegoods Ltd

UK Whitegoods Ltd is an E-business offering consumer and trade advice, parts and user manual sales plus access to a nationwide group of service engineers. They worked with the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland to embed an advanced mobile device software development capability, delivering a real-time/intelligent workflow management tool for the service engineering community and driving rapid business expansion.

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Aqualife Services Ltd

Aqualife Services is the largest dedicated fish vaccination company in the world, providing vaccination services for farmed fish throughout Europe and beyond. Aqualife Services are currently working with the School of Engineering and Science at the University of the West of Scotland to develop new processes and technologies to increase the efficiency and improve the animal welfare of the fish handling and vaccination process. 

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Menzies Distribution Ltd

Menzies Distribution is a newspaper and magazine wholesaler, delivering   5 million newspapers and 2.1 million magazines every day. They are currently working with the Department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to embed a continuous improvement (CI) culture within Menzies Distribution, leading to supply chain optimisation, reduced waste and increased profitability.

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Rolls-Royce Group plc

Rolls-Royce Group plc is the world’s second-largest maker of aircraft engines and also has major businesses in the marine propulsion and energy sectors. They are currently working with the department of Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde to review a wide range of bulk forging and sheet forming processes, identify step-change cost reduction opportunities for relevant commodity groups and to introduce these into the company.

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Bio-Images Research Ltd

Bio-Images Research Ltd are experts in scintigraphic clinical trials on drug delivery systems. They are currently working with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences to diversify a contract research provision and establish a new drug delivery division that will provide opportunities for high business growth.

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland leads and supports quality improvement in NHS Scotland. It provides advice and guidance about clinical and cost effectiveness, supports implementation of the guidance and assesses performance of NHS organisations. They are currently working with Glasgow University to transfer expertise in using Patient Reported Outcome Measures for NHS quality improvement.

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Woodward International Inc

Woodward integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and energy markets. They are currently working with the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Glasgow on the automation of fuel control testing, improving test productivity and reliability.

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Highland Spring Ltd

Highland Spring Limited engaged the services of academics from the University of Strathclyde in this highly successful KTP project, which built on the success of an earlier partnership. The work has improved the effectiveness of new bottling lines by instilling a continuous improvement culture at the company, including processes, methods, tools techniques and systems within the operations function. These were integrated with the company’s overall business systems and processes.

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