Manufacturers say they want to use the technologies of Industry 4.0 (4IR) to improve their businesses. But the barriers to investment seem to be high and many are not moving quickly enough as markets change.
The government’s Industrial Strategy green paper contains some much-needed clarity, but as Terry Scuoler explains, there is room for more focus on a skilled workforce, competitiveness and support for exporters.
James Lomas, head of sales industrial at Arrow Solutions, has been named The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month March 2017.
In January, EEF published its sixth Annual Executive Survey, looking at manufacturing expectations for 2017. Terry Scuoler discusses the findings and urges government to boost confidence with real strategic planning.
Graeme Thomas, key account director at Engineering Technology Group (ETG), has been named as The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month February 2017.
Government must listen to the concerns of UK manufacturers about their ability to continue recruiting and retaining skilled workers in a post-Brexit world. Terry Scuoler discusses the issues.
Joanne Griffiths, accounts and purchasing manager at PCT, has been named as The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month November 2016.
In last month’s column Paul Stead introduced the concept of 'Design Thinking'. This month he explains how applying this approach resulted in the creation of an award-winning sales programme for Eastman Chemical.
Julian Gardiner, control systems manager at Lambert Engineering, has been named as The Manufacturer’s Employee of the Month October 2016.
As Brexit Britain redefines its role in the EU and wider world is design a real priority? Dr Paul Stead argues that using design and design thinking as competitive weapons has never been more important.