The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and 4IR are terms that are becoming commonplace in manufacturing. Now that these terms are accepted, a new wave of technical turns of phrase have been born.
Industry surveys have reported as much as 65% of manufacturers globally will be using a service-based selling model as opposed to product-based by 2020.
Smart technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our day to day lives. From smartphones to smart homes, the dramatic increase in power and sophistication of technology is opening up new technological frontiers and promising endless possibilities for the development of many different industries, particularly manufacturing.
Treat data and information as you would any critical business asset: measure, document and manage essential attributes such as value, risk and cost.
Cosmetics giant Coty won the Customer Focus award at last year’s The Manufacturer MX Awards. Nick Peters finds out why they entered and what they got out of it (apart from a gong or two!)
The Manufacturer and Global Trade Review have revealed the shortlisted companies for this year’s prestigious UK Export Excellence Awards.
The UK’s small and medium-sized manufacturers are being urged to take part in the latest National Manufacturing Barometer to help shape future government policy, and highlight current trends and opportunities.
The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.
The UK’s biggest showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo, is taking place on November 15-16 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
A national understanding and appreciation of all things manufacturing will never happen while widely-held and wholly incorrect perceptions of what industry looks like persist. Jonny Williamson busts the top five manufacturing myths.