What is the right robot for your business?

With so much choice out in the market when it comes to automation it can be incredibly difficult to find the right automation solution for your business.

Whether it is your first machine, you’re adding to a portfolio of machines or your business is looking to purchase a row of machines, choosin…

The ERP Survival Guide for 2017

When it comes to choosing an ERP system there are hundreds of things to consider before choosing the perfect system, however choosing your ideal solution is just the first step of the journey.

There is implementation, training staff to understand the software and creating best practice to think ab…

How IoT can prevent costly manufacturing failures

Unexpected failure or performance erosion of production equipment can significantly impact manufacturers, but how can IoT help prevent this?

The power of the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing is well documented in being able to deliver value by allowing firms to monitor the products the…

Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Industry

Digital Transformation is a well-covered trend in manufacturing, but how ready is your organisation?

This report looks at the how manufacturers can take Digital Transformation from the initial ideas stage, through to a production ready set of technologies that add genuine value and capability …

Moving up the Value Chain: UK Manufacturing’s Servitization Journey

The Manufacturer’s annual servitization survey, supported by Salesforce, has revealed a major shift in practice among UK industry – with a dramatic uptick in the numbers of respondents reporting that they have servitized their operations, or are in the process of implementation.

 This year…

Employee engagement: managing your workforce through 4IR and the Skills Gap

Government to blame for skills shortage, TM Survey shows

Research by The Manufacturer into the impact of Industry 4.0 on the sector’s workforce demonstrates companies have completely lost faith in the UK state’s ability to educate and train young people for work.

Produced in association wit…

The Manufacturer Opus 2016

Published by Hennik Research, The Manufacturer Opus showcases the best of the best in manufacturing and the incredible work they have been doing throughout the past 12 months.

Enabling a Connected Ecosystem

The building blocks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 are predominantly technological ones – big data, cloud computing, automation and robotics, the Internet of Things, and business intelligence tools.

Combined, these technologies are ushering in a new era of digital conn…

Overcoming the top four barriers to business growth

When it comes to business growth, there are a lot of things that can get in the way. In order to thrive in today’s competitive environment, an organisation needs to be agile and innovative, operate efficiently and make better decisions than its competitors.

There are four key barriers that …

The Factory of the Future

The growth of disruptive technologies and the emergence of megatrends is having a huge impact on shaping the world of manufacturing.

Software, consumer expectations and technological capabilities are all factors that are changing what it means to be a manufacturer in the 21st century.

Not only d…