Digitisation and connectivity are driving the fourth industrial revolution, but as Helen Saunders explains, manufacturers need to embrace cybersecurity to ensure physical assets and intellectual property are adequately protected from theft and attack.
If you’ve been running your own business for some time, you can easily get into the habit of using certain methods. Whether it is the suppliers that you use or your marketing strategy, if you are short of time or simply forget to schedule time in, it can get missed.
To fully exploit the potential of connected digital technologies, manufacturers need to consider the whole lifecycle of a product: from initial design and prototyping through to full-scale production and beyond to servicing. Prof Darek Ceglarek introduces the concepts.
A client conversation has made Paul Stead reconsider the use of warfare and battle metaphors in the world of innovation, and ponders whether it’s time to ‘demobilise’ and move to a more peaceful, positive language.
How computing giant Intel teamed up with a British technology company to bring the Internet of Things into the washroom. Nick Peters reports.
The Manufacturer received a lot of insightful and thought-provoking contributions during 2016. Here’s 12 of the most shared and popular.
Every business owner and professional needs to master project management skills. Project management is one of the most important traits to have simply because business operations are often divided into smaller projects to make them easier to manage and control.
Despite the rapid growth of sensors and the buzz around the Internet of Things, adoption in manufacturing has lagged behind the hype.
Greg Picot, director of product development at Eigen, discusses real-time quality control for industrial manufacturing.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data offer companies the ability to aggregate existing data sources, gain visibility into new data, and identify patterns through analytics to make better business decisions.