At The Manufacturer, we’re fortunate enough to visit many of the world-leading factories the UK has to offer, as well as speaking to a host of industry experts about the various challenges and triumphs they’ve experienced.
Can the leadership qualities and teamwork developed in the US Navy's elite Top Gun fighter squadron make a difference to productivity and prosperity in UK manufacturing? A former Top Gun commander passionately believes they can.
The under-representation of women in manufacturing is an issue that is rightly being addressed through efforts to recruit more young women into frontline manufacturing careers in engineering and production.
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.
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.