There is a false assumption that manufacturers are struggling to get digital transformation projects off the ground. It’s not starting pilots that is causing headaches, however, it’s scaling the most valuable ones. Here’s how to keep that from happening in your business.
Dr Paul Stead of Brewery Group is not just a regular columnist in The Manufacturer magazine. Paul has also helped some of the biggest names in global manufacturing design not just better products but the business processes that shape them. Now he wants to do the same for UK manufacturers.
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 ....
Given that the Brexit debate has been fixated on issues such as the backstop, customs union and single market, businesses have perhaps overlooked one particular element of our relationship with the EU that may cause them a headache right now. Intriguingly, government seems to have overlooked it as well.
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.