Today, supply chain networks span the globe, with the digital revolution multiplying both opportunity and complexity. As a result, the combination of the need for speed and growing big data volumes can cause existing supply chain planning processes to overload.
Are you a manufacturer that sells, or is thinking about selling, digital goods? If so, there are some common monetisation pitfalls and critical success factors you need to be aware of. Peter Colman, Xi Bing Ang and Saagar Mehta offer advice on getting the most from your digital offering.
Matthew Wells took to the main stage at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2019 to discuss how manufacturers are already optimising their activities using industrial data – delivering productivity gains that support their sustainability, financial and operational goals.
In chess, an ‘elephant trap’ is a killer move. In this article, Paul Stead uses the metaphor to help businesses track a path to new product success.
A British Army veteran turned Paralympian has gained a competitive edge over his fellow sportsmen thanks to a revolutionary technology devised by a Bristol-based team of digital engineers.
Manufacturing supply chains are at a pivot point. Optimisation is moving from node to network, planning and decision frequency is changing from periodic to real-time and the supply chain itself is evolving from ‘one-size-fits-all’ to a market segment size of one.
Upcoming developments such as AI and deep learning, internet of things-enabled equipment and augmented/virtual reality might be revolutionary - but the high cost of entry means they are off limits to most medium manufacturers for now.
The under-representation of women in manufacturing is an issue that is rightly being addressed through efforts to recruit more young women into frontline manufacturing careers in engineering and production.
The winners of The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019 represent the very best of the UK manufacturing industry. They were honoured at a ceremony in Liverpool on 14 November.
The Manufacturer's annual awards for the 100 most inspirational individuals working in UK industry have been announced at a gala reception at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.