The problem with the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We’ve all heard the buzz, it’s been around a good while now, but let’s be honest, the momentum is slow; adoption is slow; progress is slow. You may be suffering from 4IR disillusionment, and if you hear about another multi-million-pound project involving 'Digital Twins' and 'Augmented Reality' your head might explode from all the noise and jargon.

Digital Transformation: How to avoid the five common pitfalls

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Global competition, shifting customer demands and a surge in digitalisation are just some of the trends changing the face of modern manufacturing. To keep up with this change of pace, many manufacturers are now starting out on their own digital transformation journeys. While there is no magic formula, there are some common stumbling blocks, which can be avoided.

Achieving price increases: Helping industrials in an uncertain 2019

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Executives in the UK industrial sector start 2019 facing a messy Brexit process. They have the difficult task of sustaining profitability while preparing contingency plans for potential supply chain disruption, inflation, further currency fluctuations and tariffs. However, in a challenging business environment, it’s all the more important to focus on an effective pricing strategy.

The Manufacturer podcast: The Accidental Manufacturer

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Posted on 4 Mar 2019 by Nick Peters
In the latest in our new series of podcasts, we hear from an American whose life took a very unexpected turn. Completely contrary to all his plans, he created a highly successful manufacturing business - in Lancashire - bringing him fulfilment, and jobs to his enthusiastic and highly skilled workforce. However, he might have got off to a better start in the UK if someone had explained to him the concept of Bank Holidays ....