France's general elections have been the cause of much concern in European industry, with the race between presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine LePen a high stakes one when it comes to the matter of France's future in the EU.
Manufacturers are increasingly eager to embrace the benefits offered by digital technologies, yet long-standing pain points remain. Jonny Williamson caught up with Stratus Technologies’ Jason Andersen to discuss the who, the what, the why and the how.
How do supply chain managers really know where their deliveries come from? Is there a way to track and trace a product’s journey with 100% confidence? Helen Saunders discusses the supply chain security opportunities provided by blockchain.
Recent forecasts (Hatch Consulting Group) estimate that global demand for steel could grow by a third – nearly 500m tons – by 2030, mainly driven by construction, infrastructure, automotive, energy and capital goods. So why do we hear so much negative news about this vital industry, and how can it return to profitability?
It is a formula as old as business itself – the bribe, the backhander that greases the wheels of commerce. Rolls-Royce has recently learned to its great cost, however, that nowadays it is also a ticket to massive fines and reputational damage.
Countries such as China, Brazil and Mexico are grasping the opportunities provided by new technology faster than the UK, and achieving greater growth as a result, according to a new report by global enterprise software provider, Epicor.
When thinking of start-ups, the image of tanned Ivy League dropouts developing complicated pieces of software from their unconventional Californian workspaces often springs to mind. But the reality of launching a business – big or small – from scratch can be very different, as is often the case with those starting up manufacturing in the UK. Rita Lobo examines the challenges of taking the first steps in manufacturing.