Dr Veronica Martinez from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge, working with Caroline Burstall and Andrew Noblett at Caterpillar, has used a pilot project to show that blockchain can deliver significant supply chain benefits.
Productivity, profitability and efficiency many have been at the centre of how companies are managed for the past 30 years, but, increasingly, all companies - from start-ups to global giants - now pay attention to business sustainability.
Amir Hever, CEO of UVeye, recalls the company’s beginnings and explains how its range of AI-based products is setting the future standard for automotive manufacturing.
Manufacturing plays a central role in the global economy, and it’s a field where the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) is clear – driving productivity, growth and employment.
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.