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Applications of IoT in Manufacturing Plants

Bosch will provide smart connected sensor devices, which enable IIoT customers to improve their overall equipment efficiency and safety.
IoT has amalgamated hardware and software with the internet to create a more technically-driven environment. Gartner predicts that by the year 2020, there will be 20.4 Billion IoT devices. Implementation of IoT in healthcare, smart cities and manufacturing industries has formulated innovative ways to collaborate these devices.

GKN loses the fight. Melrose wins: what next?

A Melrose statement after their vistory did nothing to ally fears that a break-up is on the cards - image courtesy of GKN.
Posted on 29 Mar 2018 by Nick Peters
The Manufacturer argued against the Melrose bid. We supported the company - and the Unite union - in their objection to the takeover, on the grounds that a break up of the venerable company would be a terrible mistake for the UK - and for the workforce.

Principles of 5S and lean management which can benefit every manufacturer

Gtech has announced plans to create more than 100 jobs by shifting some of its manufacturing operations back to the UK - image courtesy of Depositphotos.
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Tim Brown
5S is an organisation system that prioritises efficiency and effectiveness within the work place. The principles of 5S originated from five Japanese words: 整理 (Seiri), 整頓 (Seiton), 清掃 (Seiso), 清潔 (Seiketsu), 躾 (Shitsuke), which have been translated into English roughly as ‘Sort’, ‘Set in Order’, ‘Shine’, ‘Standardize’, and ‘Sustain’.