Mixed reality, combined with and augmented by the power of Artificial Intelligence, will be one of the key technology shifts helping to transform the entire product lifecycle - from design and production, through to sales, operation and maintenance.
As we start to witness the widespread adoption of digitalisation – the technology focus behind Industry 4.0, Siemens UK’s Steve Martin outlines how the company’s ‘outcome based’ service proposition, allied to industrial digital technologies, is set to revolutionise its relationship with the food industry.
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’.
Nick Frank and Dave Hogan of Hennik Edge, The Manufacturer’s networked expert advisory team, reflect on how to grow your business through data-driven services by first thinking about how they would benefit your customers.
Robots won’t replace the workforce, but they will change it. EEF’s Verity Davidge discusses some of the vital planning issues manufacturers must commit to if they are to build a smarter, more productive business.
UK electronic supplier RS Components is worldwide one of the biggest companies of its kind. Managing director Michael England explains why grasping the manufacturers’ needs is most crucial for an agile and viable business strategy.