The world’s food chain faces a growing crisis from climate change, population growth and the contamination of water and soil via intensive farming.
There is a growing need for UK manufacturers to embrace new technologies as they face ever-increasing demand to improve efficiency. Whether this is due to foreign competitors, the ambiguity of what to expect post-Brexit, or simply stakeholder pressure, businesses large and small are forced to do more with less.
The opportunities that a more advanced connectivity network is promising continue to escalate, and with good reason. But there are still problems that need to be overcome if the promise of 5G is to become a beneficial reality.
My afternoon at this year’s Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit included a roundtable discussion on Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, with delegates coming together to identify the key takeaways for them and their businesses.
Digital technologies unquestionably have the power to make supply chains more transparent and more efficient. They connect manufacturers to suppliers at one end and to customers at the other.
In the latest in our new series of podcasts, we hear from an American whose life took a very unexpected turn. Completely contrary to all his plans, he created a highly successful manufacturing business - in Lancashire - bringing him fulfilment, and jobs to his enthusiastic and highly skilled workforce. However, he might have got off to a better start in the UK if someone had explained to him the concept of Bank Holidays ....
My morning roundtables at this year's Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit included discussions around 'Autonomous Mobile Robotics', 'Cobots versus Standard Robots', and 'End of Line Automation'.
IBM has released the world's first-ever commercial quantum computer, the Q System One. However, more progress is needed before it will take over from today's super computers.
More than 200 UK manufacturing leaders and supporters gathered at The House of Lords to help launch The Manufacturer’s 2019 flagship series of events - Digital Manufacturing Week.
Blockchain can simply be defined as record-keeping database technology that stores blocks of information on a chain.