Henrik Von Scheel, the originator of Industry 4.0, explains why the globally transformative shift matters and - more importantly - how manufacturers can start applying the tools and techniques within their own operations.
Mike Bristow, COO for manufacturing logistics at DHL, took to the main stage at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2019 to share insights from DHL’s latest edition of its Trend Radar, which captures the development of society, business and technology.
Smart factories could boost the global economy by at least $1.5tn over the next five years, so long as manufacturers can adopt the technologies necessary for the transformation.
Today’s global value chains and the end-to-end processes that underpin them, from raw material extraction and processing through to consumer fulfilment and end-of-life disposal, reuse or recycling, have been built on a paradigm of localised production nodes and globalised flows.
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.