The Road to Customer Intimacy Through a Service – Centred Approach

In times of uncertainty and squeezed margins, servitization offers a means to regulate ‘peak and trough’ revenue streams, fostering more predictable and secure cash flows.

A study by Aston Business School’s Advanced Services Group, a world-leading centre of excellence in research and p…

Annual Manufacturing Report 2017

You can download the full report here.

You can order a print copy of the report for £195 here.

The Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 (AMR), published by Hennik Research, reflects a surprisingly resilient mood among UK manufacturers; surprising that is to those who haven’t been paying attention…

Close Relations: TM Servitization Report

Servitization: variously defined, it essentially embraces the selling of services by manufacturers, as well as products.

At its simplest, those services can be simple aftersales maintenance and repair offerings, for instance. But increasingly, manufacturers – and especially …

The Manufacturer Industry 4.0 UK Readiness Report

Revolutions, it’s said, share a common characteristic. Seemingly impossible at the beginning, they appear inevitable after the event.

So too with Industry 4.0, dubbed ‘the fourth industrial revolution’.

To a manufacturer viewing the world through the lens of a decade or so back, the tran…

Is your factory connected?

A fully Connected Factory can help a manufacturing business achieve greater plant utilisation and deliver a more resilient network of plant floor industrial automation equipment eg. robots, sensors, actuators, and drives.

See how it provides new, flexible plant-wide connectivity between machines, workflows, databases, processes, and people.

Streamline factory operations with ease

Build a Cisco Connected Factory, deploying PROFINET products in a scalable, validated architecture.

From lower automation integration costs, to greater operational awareness, to an overall reduction of risk; see how PROFINET provides a more secure end-to-end factory with improved performance.

Brands & retailers: maximising your e-commerce relationship

As a branded manufacturer, do you sometimes feel like you’re adrift in the rising tide of e-commerce — unsure of which direction to turn?

Retailers have adapted to e-commerce at this point, and most sell their products online.

But for brands, it’s different. Each brand has unique needs and ci…

Get a Bigger Piece of the Pie – Better Pricing in the Food Industry

It’s a fact of life when it comes to business today you need to be prepared for continued pressure from your customers demanding lower prices. Now, it’s critical to understand each customer’s profitability and know where you can lower prices – not margins.

Growing sales and margins throug…

IoT Global Trend Study 2015 — A Manufacturing Industry Perspective

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a critical business accelerator, enabling rapid transformation of operations and functions.

This whitepaper by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) provides incisive insights on the impact of IoT on the manufacturing industry.

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