This year, it’s been impossible to miss the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. And while the world of business is full of fads and fashions, most observers agree that Industry 4.0 has undeniable substance. But talking about Smart Factories is one thing, and building them quite another.
Have you ever looked at your system and thought: “Upgrading our equipment is too expensive and likely to cause downtime. Let’s just keep it running.” Ultimately, you made a risk decision. While cyber security hasn’t been a critical risk factor until recently, it has quickly emerged as one of today’s biggest risks.
With manufacturers intently focused on the technology element of Industry 4.0, the workforce management company Kronos believes that maximum benefit can only be achieved if equal attention is paid to the people operating it. Nick Peters reports.
A ground-breaking new wireless pacemaker technology, which could benefit the world’s 1.5m heart failure patients, has received European CE Mark approval.
Amid the rapid changes driving the current industrial revolution, Diego Tamburini, manufacturing industry strategist at Autodesk, explores what manufacturers need to do to successfully meet new market demand.
Manufacturing is on the brink of a paradigm shift as a range of disruptive technologies continue to emerge with the potential to transform business models and relationships between suppliers, producers and customers.
To reap the rewards of the fourth industrial revolution, SMEs must start investing in equipment and processes now. Stuart Moran discusses how to seize the day with Industry 4.0.
HSO, a leading provider of enterprise business solutions, explores the many different ways machine learning is helping to make manufacturing more agile and productive.
Manufacturing is entering a digital revolution that will fundamentally shift the way that businesses in the sector operate.
BrandLoop has launched a product to help manufacturers overhaul their product registrations and better connect with their customers.