‘Innovation’ has become one of those catch-all solution words for all manner of problems – from society’s ills and Brexit, to restructuring the NHS and Industry 4.0. Yet its industrial application from the 17th Century onwards has very much shaped the world we live in today.
To shift the digitalisation chat into action requires three key commitments from the industry. Tim Hulbert, vice president of Air Products UK & Ireland – one of the world’s largest industrial gas and related-equipment suppliers, explains.
One of the key challenges for manufacturers today is how to respond to changing demand. As order books bulge and contract, you need to be nimble in order to respond to the unpredictability of modern business.