For centuries, Stoke-on-Trent has been regarded as the ceramics heartland of the world. To keep pace with the demands of today, the city can’t rely on its industrial pedigree, it needs to offer cutting-edge technology and manufacturing excellence.
Modern British manufacturing is hailed around the world for its design and build quality. But so too are those parts of British manufacturing whose roots lie far in the past, and bear little or no relationship to the modern age.
Recent research paints a conflicting picture of manufacturers’ adoption of artificial intelligence. We spoke to António Alegria, Head of OutSystems research lab - outsystems.ai - to see what lessons manufacturers might learn from the realm of software development.
At The Manufacturer MX Awards 2018, the overall winner of the night was Accolade Wines, the Bristol-based wine seller. The company calls itself the ‘leading provider of New World premium, commercial and value wines – the #1 by volume in the UK and Australia.’
It's almost impossible to summarise the key takeaways from 94 top-tier contributors across more than 70 keynotes, panel discussions and interactive sessions in just 800 words. Here's just a snapshot of my own highlights from the two days.
As backbench MPs write a letter to the Prime Minister advising against a 'No-Deal' Brexit and lorries engage in a border disruption dress rehearsal in Kent, more British manufacturers have announced contingency plans.