Research and analysis

Manufacturing metrics review

This review looks at data gathering and measurement of modern manufacturing, and how it may be improved in future.

Documents

Manufacturing metrics review report

Annex C: ONS manufacturing sources

Annex D: Value chains, GDP and the size of manufacturing

Annex E: Value chain methodology

Annex F: Further thresholds

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Details

The manufacturing metrics review was commissioned by BIS in autumn 2014. The independent expert group that conducted the review was asked to:

  • identify opportunities to better explain the performance and contribution of UK manufacturing activity
  • identify gaps in current metrics and the implications of not addressing them
  • develop proposals that could lead to the trialling and introduction of new or additional metrics

The group’s report has developed a number of proposals on which we would welcome views. These include:

  • new representations of the manufacturing value chain
  • opportunities to make better use of existing national data to improve understanding of modern manufacturing activity and business models
  • potential of data analytics to provide new insights into modern manufacturing activity

Comments

Any comments on the report’s findings should be sent to BIS.ManufacturingPolicy@bis.gsi.gov.uk by Friday 1 April 2016.

Published 24 February 2016