Reports

Practical Pathways to Industry 4.0

What are the obstacles to digital transformation and how manufacturers can  overcome them? New research from Siemens Financial Services has highlighted the top two major obstacles to a successful transition to Industry 4.0  as digital skills and access to finance for the scale of investment. …

Designing Jigs & Fixtures with 3D Printing – FREE whitepaper

The Manufacturer has partnered with Formlabs to provide you with a new whitepaper detailing how manufacturers can easily create jigs and fixtures using 3D printing. 

For manufacturers, improving production speed while maintaining high part quality is critical for success. Jigs a…

Tech-Clarity Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Cloud PLM System

Although manufacturers have started to adopt cloud solutions for many aspects of their business, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has lagged behind. The transition, however, is picking up pace.

More companies are considering cloud PLM and many already leverage the cloud to get more value fro…

The Manufacturer: Annual Manufacturing Report 2018

The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018 (AMR 2018) was launched recently at the House of Lords. It is already generating conversations throughout industry for the insights it offers, not just into the state of manufacturing in the UK but also the mindset of manufacturers.

You don’t need a repo…

Manufacturing 2020: How far is your business looking into the future?

Learn how to take your manufacturing company to 2020 and beyond with this exclusive new free report from Columbus and The Manufacturer, and published by Raconteur.

Manufacturing decision-makers must be able to look to 2020 and beyond to deliver an effective and future-proofed business.

That’…

The Smart Systems Buyer’s Guide for Manufacturers

In today’s world, fierce global competition is driving companies to seek new ways to competitively differentiate their products. Many companies are incorporating embedded software into their products to set their products apart from the competition.

Embedded software offers opportuni…

What do cloud-based operating systems offer manufacturers?

In an Internet of Things, billions of things have addresses and are linked to the Internet. They can transmit data to the cloud for processing, and be managed and controlled via applications.

This scenario will become a reality thanks to increasingly miniaturised computers, affordable sensors, …

Industry 4.0: Business Value, Opportunities & Challenges

It is certainly exciting times in the manufacturing and supply chain world.

As technological advances abound at pace for the industrial sector, there is huge business value at stake, massive opportunities to be seized, and of course, plentiful challenges to be overcome.

In their latest whitepap…

How to identify when your ERP system is mis-firing

The key objective of an ERP system is to drive up efficiencies and effectiveness in your business.

It should drive business growth, business value and profitability. Ask yourself whether your ERP system is really delivering for your business on these fronts?

There are many, many examples of ERP fa…

Maximizing Supply Chain Planning with Big Data

Historically it has been difficult to monitor the performance of your supply chain, however with the advent of Big Data it is now simple to keep track.

Keeping up with data and the ways to use it is now the biggest issue, 60% of supply chain bosses say that keeping up with the pace of change is among their t…