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.
Matthew Wells took to the main stage at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2019 to discuss how manufacturers are already optimising their activities using industrial data – delivering productivity gains that support their sustainability, financial and operational goals.
Manufacturing supply chains are at a pivot point. Optimisation is moving from node to network, planning and decision frequency is changing from periodic to real-time and the supply chain itself is evolving from ‘one-size-fits-all’ to a market segment size of one.
Upcoming developments such as AI and deep learning, internet of things-enabled equipment and augmented/virtual reality might be revolutionary - but the high cost of entry means they are off limits to most medium manufacturers for now.
Digital twins enable organisations to develop an overarching digital model of their production process, from initial developmental stages through to the subsequent manufacturing and distribution stages.
New research from ORM and Acquia has identified customer experience as a “top priority” for the manufacturing sector in 2019. But how will changing focus from products to customers actually improve your manufacturing business?