5G’s promises of high-speed network communication have grabbed our attention, but mostly as it relates to our own smartphones. Will the industrial testing of this technology help get the manufacturing 5G snowball rolling?
The tenth National Manufacturing Debate, hosted by Cranfield University, brought together industry and academia to discuss one of the biggest challenges facing businesses – the digitalisation of supply chains.
The power of publicly-funded support for manufacturing to enable growth and jobs is being proved in stellar fashion in Liverpool City Region. The LCR 4.0 initiative, a part-ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) financed business support programme for the manufacturing sector, has created 80 new jobs and added £2.6m GVA to date.
The economic value of the UK’s manufacturing sector is placed at just below 10% of GDP, but this figure is based on outdated counting methods and underestimates manufacturing's worth by potentially half, claims a new Cambridge University report.
Manufacturers who put environmental improvements at the heart of their businesses are reaping wide-spread cost-savings, according to a new survey released today which shows industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge.
The closure of the Ford engine plant at Bridgend in Wales is the latest blow to the UK automotive sector, after recent announcements of job losses at JLR, the closure of Honda Swindon and slowing investment in the North East. Edward Pearcey examines the wider implications for the UK automotive supply chain.