The skills gap in manufacturing is a significant issue, but by no means a new one. During the past 12 months, business leaders have adopted a number of new strategies to address the issue having realised that the real enabler to success today isn't technology, but people.
In 2018, The Manufacturer produced more videos than any previous 12 month period, covering key questions including: how vulnerable is the sector to cyber-attack; how is digital tech having a positive impact of on staff, how to narrow the UK’s productivity gap, what does the future of employee engagement look like, and much more.
At The Manufacturer, we are lucky enough to visit world-leading factories. This year we've been to the elite in automotive and additive manufacturing facilities, and even the UK's largest supplier of own-label gin and vodka - to name a few. Here are our top features of 2018!
Digital transformation has been a crucial focus for manufacturers in 2018, over the year TM has reported how leaders have managed to overcome challenges and successfully transform their businesses.
The Manufacturer's Editorial team regularly sit down with industrial business owners, decision-makers and experts to promote their successes, discuss where they see future opportunities and unpick what keeps them up at night.
Automation forms a core part of Industry 4.0, replacing laborious tasks with automated processes and in doing so upskilling the workforce. Here are the best automation stories of 2018!
Innovation is pivotal for businesses to remain globally competitive. Naturally then it has been a key talking point throughout the year. From the commercial opportunities of graphene to clear 3D printing and flat wine bottles, here are the top 10 innovation stories of 2018!
Embracing a service-based approach has been a priority for many manufacturers this year, as it can boost and/or open new revenue streams and help strengthen customer relationships. Here are The Manufacturer’s top servitization stories of the year!
Growing numbers of manufacturing companies are successfully extracting, analysing, visualising their 'big data’ to generate tangible, business-enhancing insights. Read our top data stories to find out how.
Drones have caused chaos at Gatwick airport over the last few days, as it becomes evident that drone security needs to be entirely re-evaluated. But, what can the tech offer to manufacturing businesses?