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.
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?
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.
Jonny Williamson discovers the UK business combining process efficiencies with new digital technologies to global acclaim.
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.
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.
More than 200 UK manufacturing leaders and supporters gathered at The Houses of Parliament on 21 February to help launch The Manufacturer’s 2017 flagship series of events.
In October 2016, Atos and The Manufacturer teamed up for the second year in a row to bring together more than 20 decision-makers in Atos’ London office, to discuss four key industry challenges at the 'Transforming Manufacturing Embracing Digital' roundtable event.
Businesses tight on production capacity look to manufacturing efficiency improvements as a means of boosting output. Ian Jack, business development manager at Datawright, discusses improvements to speed up production.