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.

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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…

Seven manufacturers reveal the secrets of their success

The goal of any business that has managed to flap its wings and make it off the ground is to make sure that it has consistent, profitable growth. However that’s often easier said than done.

The finest of margins can determine whether or not your organisation achieves growth or not. Factors th…

How can you become one of the Grow Getters?

Strategic planning, a focus on external opportunities, a customer-centric outlook, and the ability to deal with constant change.

These are the four key traits of high-growth companies, those which are powered by people with the vision and drive to take their business to the next level.

We call the…

The Road to Customer Intimacy Through a Service – Centred Approach

In times of uncertainty and squeezed margins, servitization offers a means to regulate ‘peak and trough’ revenue streams, fostering more predictable and secure cash flows.

A study by Aston Business School’s Advanced Services Group, a world-leading centre of excellence in research and p…