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…

Annual Manufacturing Report 2017

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You can order a print copy of the report for £195 here.

The Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 (AMR), published by Hennik Research, reflects a surprisingly resilient mood among UK manufacturers; surprising that is to those who haven’t been paying attention…

Close Relations: TM Servitization Report

Servitization: variously defined, it essentially embraces the selling of services by manufacturers, as well as products.

At its simplest, those services can be simple aftersales maintenance and repair offerings, for instance. But increasingly, manufacturers – and especially …

The Manufacturer Industry 4.0 UK Readiness Report

Revolutions, it’s said, share a common characteristic. Seemingly impossible at the beginning, they appear inevitable after the event.

So too with Industry 4.0, dubbed ‘the fourth industrial revolution’.

To a manufacturer viewing the world through the lens of a decade or so back, the tran…