When thinking of start-ups, the image of tanned Ivy League dropouts developing complicated pieces of software from their unconventional Californian workspaces often springs to mind. But the reality of launching a business – big or small – from scratch can be very different, as is often the case with those starting up manufacturing in the UK. Rita Lobo examines the challenges of taking the first steps in manufacturing.
Autodesk and Taxal recently conducted an in-depth research study into how the Internet of Things is set to transform manufacturing over the coming years. Jonny Williamson catches up with Taxal’s Allan Behrens to go through the findings and the wider implications.
Jonny Williamson rounds up the insights from an exclusive digital transformation event hosted by Microsoft at Altitude London.
Professor Andy Neely takes a look at the five key issues manufacturing industry leaders should focus on if they want to survive in the age of digital disruption.
A year on from attending its Manufacturing 4.0 conference, Jonny Williamson heads to Atlanta, Georgia to discover how Rockwell Automation’s vision of a Connected Enterprise is shaping up.
Despite the rapid growth of sensors and the buzz around the Internet of Things, adoption in manufacturing has lagged behind the hype.
Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing UK & Ireland, spoke exclusively to The Manufacturer about the firm’s durability, the implications of Brexit and its plans for the future.
Understanding what the brave new world of Industry 4.0 looks like may help manufacturers with their first-step decision-making. Nick Peters reports.
Handling 30 million parts and producing 9,000 vehicles a day, it’s little wonder that logistics sits at the centre of BMW Group’s globe-spanning operation. Jonny Williamson reports.
With high-level maintenance & repair skills seemingly in short supply, executives from Rockwell Automation tell Jonny Williamson how its Services & Solutions can help fill the gap.