Too often, conversations around the fourth industrial revolution focus on ‘systems’, ‘equipment’, and ‘pieces of kit’. Though every digital journey will leverage new technology, the real driver of business growth will come from your people.
With a heritage dating back to the 1840's, British Rototherm is a world-leader in the supply of industrial instrumentation and services. Jonny Williamson reports on the 170-year-old manufacturer with the heart of a start-up.
As a manufacturer, you want to drive efficiency improvements across your entire operation – innovation, design, sales, purchasing, production, distribution and service. The value contained within your data can help achieve all those objectives, and then some.
Whether they call it Industry 4.0 or “smart” manufacturing, experts worldwide are focused on how to extract data from intelligent machines and then analyse it to improve both their products and the processes used to create them.