A national strategy for engineering services

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As used in this strategy the definition of “through-life engineering services” (TES) is: the design, creation and in-service sustainment of complex engineering products with a focus on their entire life cycle, using high-quality information to maximise their availability, predictability and reliability at the lowest possible through-life cost. The proposition is that by collaboratively accelerating the development of capability in engineering services significant improvements can be made in output and productivity in high value added manufacturing sectors which currently account for some 16.8% of UK GVA.

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