GE Digital’s Predix Manufacturing Data Cloud promises to give manufacturers an ‘unprecedented’ ability to create smart connected factories, offering greater flexibility of deployment, fewer on-premises systems and optimised performance.
The race is on to save Ferguson Marine, the last commercial shipbuilder on the Clyde, after owners Clyde Blowers said a dispute with the Scottish government means they will have to close the business down. Nick Peters reports.
Business in the UK is cursed by centralisation of the economy. From skills training through to industrial strategy, the levers of economic power lie in Whitehall. How that power is exercised, and where, is influenced by whoever occupies the role of Business Secretary.
The £4bn takeover of the FTSE 250 defence manufacturer Cobham is being resisted by a family shareholder, according to a report in The Times, amid fears about the 'hollowing out' of the UK's defence manufacturing base.
Manufacturing is in need of its own digital disruptor in order to break the status quo and shake businesses out of their current level of complacency. Nick Wright, head of Manufacturing Industries at the Digital Catapult, reports.