It is widely accepted that productivity in the UK and Scotland remains a challenge for economic growth, and there is considerable commentary suggesting that focusing on the introduction of innovative technologies is key to solving this.
81% of manufacturers experience problems recruiting new staff and yet
barely 11% of engineers are women. Resolving that would make recruitment easier, reduce the skills gap and increase profitability. Maddy White reports.
Embracing the skills of the future is fundamental to business’ innovation, though integrating this into everyday learning is no easy task. One company has created a modular robot that aims to transform the way we learn, from programming to problem-solving.
The last month in manufacturing has certainly not succumbed to January blues; industry has remained buoyant and resilient despite challenges faced. This has been reflected in much of the Editorial team's latest news, features and analysis.
Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.
Where is your favourite wine from? Your answer probably isn't Battersea. The area may be more famous for its power station, but it's also home to an urban winery that sources its grapes from just down the road.
UK manufacturing continues to grow from strength to strength amid significant domestic, global and technological disruption. That growth has been reflected in much of the news our Editorial team have reported over the past 12 months.
The skills gap in manufacturing is a significant issue, but by no means a new one. During the past 12 months, business leaders have adopted a number of new strategies to address the issue having realised that the real enabler to success today isn't technology, but people.