Sponsor News

Turbulent times demand fresh supply chain thinking

While the UK’s largest manufacturers are dependent on the ability of local supply chain to continue improving their productivity.
2016 has been one of surprise and turmoil for UK manufacturers with largely unexpected outcomes in both the EU referendum and the US presidential elections. These geopolitical events contributed to an unprecedented level of uncertainty surrounding international trading relationships, as Dom Tribe explains.

What is design thinking?

UK Patents Creativity Design Thinking Innovation Industrial Strategy - image courtesy of Pixabay.
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.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise & TM join forces

Artificial Intelligence - iStock_000062547286_XXXLarge-677x339
The Manufacturer and HPE Services have partnered to offer exclusive access to information on Connected Manufacturing. This knowledge source will provide you with information on what IoT, Industry 4.0 and Smart Technology mean to your business and how to embrace them.

Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory

At the ‘Solutions Theatres’, manufacturers will gain deeper insight into topics such as ‘Smart Factories’, ‘the Future of Logistics’ or ‘The IoT Edge’.
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.