Whatever the challenges, if we look back in history, we can see that the introduction of technology repeatedly created an environment that helped to solve the problems of the day. Paul Coates urges managers to grasp the opportunities digitalisation offers today as tomorrow may be too late.
The predominant understanding manufacturers have regarding 3D printers is that they are basically a prototyping tool. This pre-conception in some cases may hold back wider adoption and the chance to leverage the transformative capabilities the technology offers.
Digitalisation offers British manufacturers a huge opportunity to drive efficiency and certify quality. So, how can they embrace this and encourage growth through technology? The answers may lie, somewhat surprisingly, in the music industry, the CEO of Digital Catapult, Jeremy Silver, explains.
Donald Trump was derided during the 2016 US presidential election for saying globalisation, and specifically China, had destroyed US manufacturing. The experts said he was wildly wrong, that the sector was in good health and that ‘Make America Great Again’ was populist nonsense.