The defining product of the digitalisation of manufacturing activities is data. Companies risk missing out on the opportunity to glean the maximum amount of information from their data and use it to drive their business towards becoming what SAP describe as an 'Intelligent Enterprise', a business whose activities are connected and transparent at every stage, from production to customer service.
Will 2020 be the year that Industry 4.0 finally makes the leap from overhyped buzzword to a truly pervasive force throughout the manufacturing industry? We certainly hope so. Here’s your 2020 checklist for maximising the potential of Industry 4.0 for your manufacturing business.
Hundreds of North West-based small and medium-sized manufacturers have secured support in the first year of the Made Smarter programme, with 62 investing £5.4m to adopt new technologies - supported by £1.6m of matched funding.
More and more companies are turning to cloud to optimise operations, increase productivity and deliver better customer experiences. But what does it take to deliver a successful, and sustainable, journey into cloud?
While most manufacturers cite customer experience as a top priority going forward, implementing digital strategies that deliver better customer experience can be daunting. But digital transformation isn’t difficult if you take it one step at a time.
Mike Bristow, COO for manufacturing logistics at DHL, took to the main stage at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2019 to share insights from DHL’s latest edition of its Trend Radar, which captures the development of society, business and technology.