Over two days, (14 -15 November) The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) will be running a number of hands-on taster sessions on their business solution tools including road mapping, automation assessment, ecosystem mapping and portfolio management.
Digital technologies of all kinds have great potential to enhance UK production and service delivery. Yet suppliers, makers and customers can still struggle to understand how digital assets and skills can make them smarter in critical areas of their business.
While the digital revolution disrupting manufacturing has grabbed most of the headlines, revolutionary engineering processes are being developed that could have an equally profound impact on the sector.
Digitising a manufacturing operation is a daunting proposition without an obvious starting point. Taking this seemingly herculean task and dividing it into phases and aspects helps you eat the proverbial 'digital transformation' elephant.
The race is on to implement digital transformation projects at scale, yet the majority of manufacturing organisations are finding scaling to be a bigger hurdle than getting the ball rolling. Rehana Khanam, partner at McKinsey & Company, advises on how to escape 'pilot purgatory'.