Terry Scuoler CBE has been a leading light in British manufacturing for decades. Following long and successful stints at BAE Systems and Ferranti Technologies, he was Chief Executive of EEF from 2010 until last year, and is currently Chairman of the Institute of Export & International Trade.
While the digital revolution disrupting manufacturing has grabbed most of the headlines, revolutionary engineering processes are being developed that could have an equally profound impact on the sector.
Digitising a manufacturing operation is a daunting proposition without an obvious starting point. Taking this seemingly herculean task and dividing it into phases and aspects helps you eat the proverbial 'digital transformation' elephant.
The race is on to implement digital transformation projects at scale, yet the majority of manufacturing organisations are finding scaling to be a bigger hurdle than getting the ball rolling. Rehana Khanam, partner at McKinsey & Company, advises on how to escape 'pilot purgatory'.