Energy is a significant overhead for manufacturing businesses. However, getting to grips with the constantly changing energy landscape can feel like a big undertaking when, quite rightly, a manufacturer’s focus must remain on core business activity.
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.
Consumers care more than ever about what’s in their homes and the cost this has on the world beyond their four walls. Adam Baylis, technical director at Castrads, shares insight into how like-minded companies can adapt to this new age.
Breakthroughs in data analytics mean that firms are starting to see what their customers really think of them. B2C companies are leading the way, but understanding the customer experience is arguably even more important and more challenging in the B2B world.
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.