The main conclusion from this study is that JIT has been implemented in a variety of forms in Silicon Glen
, with companies selecting the aspects of JIT that are most suitable for their manufacturing process and competitive strategy.
It is looking to explore the development of high technology clusters in a bid to develop a "Birmingham Bytes Back" complex to rival Scotland's Silicon Glen
, which has been so successful north of the border.
The move is the last in a long line of high-profile departures from Silicon Glen
to cheaper manufacturing locations.
They also called on the Scottish Executive to act to safeguard jobs in Silicon Glen
- which has recently seen a spate of hi-tech firms close their manufacturing plants.
Scotland's leading academic in building science, Strathclyde University lecturer Stirling Howieson, has warned they are in danger of becoming ghost towns if jobs continue to go in Silicon Glen
Far better to foster this end of the market than crawl to the big conglomerates who have already carved out their empires - Silicon Glen
in Scotland, South Wales, the north-east and the Irish Republic.
PRESSURE was mounting on beleaguered Enterprise Minister Iain Gray last night to stop Scotland's Silicon Glen
from sliding into a jobs graveyard.
The plight of the 500 redundant workers at the nearby Fullarton factory at Gourock shows the seriousness of the crisis in Silicon Glen
, with increasingly fierce competition from low-wage plants in the Far East.
That could compound an already dismal year for Silicon Glen
, which has witnessed 3500 job cuts at Motorola in Livingston and East Kilbride, 880 at Compaq in Erskine and 600 at NEC in Livingston.
Up to 700 jobs are to be created in Scotland's Silicon Glen
through an investment by a Taiwainese electronics firm.
Bosses are believed to be planning to axe up to 700 jobs from the factory in the crisis-hit Silicon Glen
But what is needed is a complete re-think of Silicon Glen
by Wendy Alexander's Enterprise department.