Steven Barr and Ravi Gidoomal reflect on experiences at the front line of digital, with SME manufacturers and their customers, and discuss the importance of collaboration.
Making STEM careers accessible for everyone and busting the myths surrounding engineering and manufacturing jobs are long-standing issues for industry. We spoke to one female engineer tackling these challenges head on.
The electrification of the car industry is happening, but for deeply-rooted supply chains that task is proving tricky. We spoke to the Advanced Propulsion Centre, an institute that is helping to drive an electric future forward for automotive manufacturers.
Birmingham’s Makers Meet event will give aspiring young engineers and apprentices the opportunity to explore a range of topics, and gain insight from an array of high-profile speakers.
There has been an increased emphasis on digitalisation within manufacturing. While some may see this as a means of reducing cost, Simon-Kucher believe the bigger profit opportunities will come from focusing on the topline (revenue side of the profit equation).
Manufacturers need to move with increased agility and insight to grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. In short, they need to become organisations that can connect everything in order to engage everywhere.
One of the most striking similarities between manufacturing and the high-octane world of Formula One is how both are trying to marry up the unstructured insights and ‘gut feelings’ of their respective experts with more structured telemetry and analytics.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed its top ten emerging technologies of 2019, but how will they disrupt and accelerate manufacturing?
'Black holes’ are a common supply chain problem, caused as much by disjointed systems as by lack of visibility into data, processes and workflows. That may not have been an issue historically, but in today’s fast-moving, demand-driven landscape, it could mean the difference between gaining market share and losing it.
Understanding what makes your workforce tick and what make them strive for excellence is vital for any business wanting to generate significant improvements in throughput, efficiency and staff retention.