Obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation has published an industry guide for manufacturers interested in making their production method more sustainable by contributing to the circular economy.
2017 could be when the concept of the smart factory becomes a widespread reality, according to YCF – a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the manufacturing industry and its supply chain.
The subject of ‘design thinking’, introduced earlier in this series, has triggered requests for deeper definitions and explanations around its application. Here, Paul Stead explores the guiding principles using a textile industry case study.
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This year, it’s been impossible to miss the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. And while the world of business is full of fads and fashions, most observers agree that Industry 4.0 has undeniable substance. But talking about Smart Factories is one thing, and building them quite another.
The UK will weather the current storm of uncertainty by focusing on collaborative, home-grown and long-lasting improvements. Russell Longmuir, CEO & director general of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), explains how.