Making it

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Citation

(2000), "Making it", Work Study, Vol. 49 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ws.2000.07949baa.005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Making it

What is a manufacturing company? I only ask because I was analysing some data relating to the manufacturing industry and I idly thought of the question. In the sense that many firms now outsource their manufacturing but assemble and sell manufactured goods into a distribution chain, are they still manufacturers? The UK is now much less of a manufacturing nation than hitherto ... or is it?