The recession of 2008 left the Norwich engineering and manufacturing company Lintott in dire straits, heading down a one-way street to oblivion. A new management team took the company over in 2012 and decided on a strategy that had data and digitalisation at its core. The transformation has been nothing short of remarkable.
There is a growing need for UK manufacturers to embrace new technologies as they face ever-increasing demand to improve efficiency. Whether this is due to foreign competitors, the ambiguity of what to expect post-Brexit, or simply stakeholder pressure, businesses large and small are forced to do more with less.
Globally, digital transformation in manufacturing processes are moving forward – customers demand more of them, which means they need to invest in gaining that edge, securing growth, improving products and winning in their markets.
As 2018 drew to a close, Atos and The Manufacturer brought together leaders from across the manufacturing sector for the fourth annual ‘Transforming Manufacturing, Embracing Digital’ roundtable event, held in Liverpool.
Digital twins have been one of the biggest recent developments in the world of technology. The virtual replicas of physical systems, processes or products provide a valuable real-time insight into how a physical asset is performing.