Smart Made Simple – Our People Are Our Business

By Sarah Markowski, Human Resources Manager, Smart Made Simple

There are some rather substantial changes occurring in the manufacturing world lately, but many important things have remained constant. While there may be a different look and feel, different logistics, and a different method of doing business, the people remain the same, and the people endure. That’s why Smart Made Simple (SMS) put its people first – because our business is only as good as our people.

Trying times show what a company is made of amidst unprecedented economic change and churn, nothing reflects agility better than a company that can innovate in a crisis. Automation is great, but someone must have the wherewithal and cognition to point the machine at its task. When agility is most important, a company must rely on its people and its history.

Made in the UK to supply the UK, SMS have been in the electronics manufacturing industry for 100 years. Our history means that we have stood the test of time through world wars, environmental disasters, and financial adversities. Throughout that last century, one thing has remained steadfast – our people.

SMS lives by the motto “Our people are our business.” Teamwork, respect, and an awareness of partnerships both inside and outside the business are all engrained in our company culture and promoted through extensive training and guidance. While SMS is known for its innovation, the visions and values we use to innovate are the same ones we use to nurture our employees.

In a time of shifting consumer preferences, wage instabilities, international unrest and a need for first-rate quality control, SMS people are nimble enough to find a way to thrive, enabling our clients to succeed.

Our people are accustomed to solving challenges, so the current communication and logistical challenges are just more puzzles to solve. They are comfortable ‘seeing through to the other side’ of a solution, knowing the difficulties we face today are temporary and solvable.

Welcome to SMS, it’s Smart Made Simple.  To learn more about our company culture, vision and values, watch our short company film here:

In this four-minute video Sarah Markowski, Human Resources Manager, discusses the importance of implementing a common company culture and values throughout an organisation for successful integration and company success.

About Smart Made Simple – SMS

The U.K.’s leading Manufacturing Service Provider.

From concept to creation, to commercialisation, to customer, for all technology companies. Whether you are a start-up, or an established household brand name, if you have a design, engineering, manufacturing or supply chain problem, thanks to the diversity of our experience and scalable service, SMS has the solution.

Since 1920, SMS has manufactured electronics products from the same home in Nottingham, U.K. For almost 100 years, we have been the company behind the ideas, offering agile and adaptive supply chain solutions, that bring products to market faster, smarter and simpler.

Leader in the specialist low volume, highly complex manufacturing services market space, SMS has earned critical industry facility certifications, that brings full viability and credibility to the aerospace & defence, communications, industrial and medical markets. SMS brings the right scale, capabilities and competitive solutions to customers needing high-reliability attention, product realisation and supply chain optimisation.

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