Will 2020 be the year that Industry 4.0 finally makes the leap from overhyped buzzword to a truly pervasive force throughout the manufacturing industry? We certainly hope so. Here’s your 2020 checklist for maximising the potential of Industry 4.0 for your manufacturing business.
In today’s competitive landscape, environmental performance has to work alongside return on investment in the bottom line of a sustainable business. But is it so hard to balance costs and benefits? Lee Collinson reports.
So, 2019 was pretty interesting for UK manufacturing - and not necessarily in a good way! The Manufacturer's editorial team - Nick Peters, Jonny Williamson and Rory Butler - look back at some of the highs and lows of the year, and offer their thoughts on how manufacturers can make the most of 2020.
While most manufacturers cite customer experience as a top priority going forward, implementing digital strategies that deliver better customer experience can be daunting. But digital transformation isn’t difficult if you take it one step at a time.
Today, supply chain networks span the globe, with the digital revolution multiplying both opportunity and complexity. As a result, the combination of the need for speed and growing big data volumes can cause existing supply chain planning processes to overload.