Customers’ acceptance of a one-size-fits-all product may be ending, but the demand for more personalised, unique experiences doesn’t have to cause the production challenges many manufacturers believe it will.
For manufacturers trying to juggle greater product complexity and customer demand for personalised, unique experiences, 3D configuration tools offer the ability to quote complex products with confidence.
Driven by increasing market demand for highly personalised products, the need for manufacturers to leverage the full value of their data is greater than ever. Yet, producing smaller batches of non-standard, unique products is significantly more complex and requires data ‘on-demand’.
Transitioning your enterprise applications to the cloud may carry a risk but simply ignoring the benefits cloud offers will only result in IT continuing to take large bites out of your operating budget each year. Here’s how your business can mitigate the risk.
By manually generating manufacturing drawings, routings and bills of materials, businesses are overlooking a huge opportunity to reduce cost and lead-times, eliminate errors and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
GE Digital’s Predix Manufacturing Data Cloud promises to give manufacturers an ‘unprecedented’ ability to create smart connected factories, offering greater flexibility of deployment, fewer on-premises systems and optimised performance.
Success may have many parents, but Industry 4.0 has only one: Henrik von Scheel. He talks to The Manufacturer about where manufacturing is heading – and why UK industry has a long-term competitive advantage.
From humble Scottish roots, Ian Callum has impacted a global industry, re-imagined the Jaguar brand and along the way created icons many of us lust to own or drive. Paul Stead was privileged to spend 90 minutes with the - until very recently - director of design at Jaguar’s HQ in Coventry.