Recent forecasts (Hatch Consulting Group) estimate that global demand for steel could grow by a third – nearly 500m tons – by 2030, mainly driven by construction, infrastructure, automotive, energy and capital goods. So why do we hear so much negative news about this vital industry, and how can it return to profitability?
JDA’s Hans-Georg Kaltenbrunner explains how advanced supply chain segmentation offers manufacturers a ‘window of opportunity’ they shouldn’t ignore.
Editorial director, Nick Peters chats to Kylene Zenk, of Kronos, all about Industry 4.0 and how it will affect employee engagement.
Big data, the cloud, the Internet of Things and mobile technology are all driving innovation in manufacturing faster than ever. Industry 4.0 is officially here.
ESCP Europe Business School has announced the launch of its Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation and Digital Transformation (EMMA).
As the concept of Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, smart factories, big data and digitalisation makes headlines, will manufacturers realise the full potential of the available technologies, and use them to their full advantage?
When big meets small, slow meets fast and old meets young there are bound to be culture clashes. Nevertheless, ‘David and Goliath’ collaborations can and do bring many benefits to both parties. Dr Frank Tietze from the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing explores strategies that enable established companies and start-ups avoid the pitfalls and reap the rewards of cooperation.
Santander is supporting the UK automotive sector by mounting a new trade initiative to help UK manufacturers to access the Mexican automotive sector. Peter Osborne reports.
As manufacturing becomes increasingly digitised, the need for well-trained, capable data scientists will only increase, as Antony Bourne explains.
Supply chain technology is evolving to combine disparate streams of readily available data to enable active, dynamic decision-making that reduces network latency, boosts competitiveness, increases supply chain resiliency and protects profit margins. Fabrizio Brasca reports.