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10 Tips to Reduce Waste & Save Money

10 Tips to Reduce Waste & Save Money

Small Business News – 18th February 2009 A Government campaign launched last week is offering small businesses simple tips from Defra and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on saving cash, carbon and water. The top ten tips, which form part of the Real Help for Businesses Now campaign, include: switching off computers and monitors – a single computer and monitor left on 24 hours a day will cost over £50 a year. For a typical small office with 10 computers this could save over £300 per year; heating costs can go up by eight percent each time you increase the temperature by just one degree – keep heating at a constant level and ensure doors and windows are shut when using heating or air-conditioning; and using refillable printer, fax and photocop... »

Production Technology

How will technology help your production? Production is the process of assembling the final product or service that you sell to your customers. Electronic solutions can help you drive down cost and improve efficiency in production. What are the benefits? Automating production will help your business to reduce lead times and respond better to shifts in demand. The opportunities include: collaborative working – with networked computers everyone involved in production can work together precision – use technology to increase accuracy and reduce waste flexibility – computer controlled production allows units to be customised more easily cheaper product testing – products can be modelled using computer simulation speed – automated production lines reduce the time to... »