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.
Countries such as China, Brazil and Mexico are grasping the opportunities provided by new technology faster than the UK, and achieving greater growth as a result, according to a new report by global enterprise software provider, Epicor.
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.
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.
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.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) requires UK companies to connect their manufacturing operations with technology, in order to deliver more agile, responsive and customer-focused outcomes. But what are the specific technologies that British industrialists need to embrace?
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.
The Manufacturer received a lot of insightful and thought-provoking contributions during 2016. Here’s 12 of the most shared and popular.
Technology isn’t standing still. But while all of us are used to the rapid pace of change of IT, it might be a surprise to realise just how much ordinary manufacturing technologies are changing, as well.
Leading provider of Manufacturing Operation Management Solutions, Cimlogic has published five simple tips designed to help improve manufacturing efficiency, and which can be easily acted upon immediately.