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.
Ref: BIS/16/65 PDF, 1.58MB, 62 pages
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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
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